Welcome to Religious Studies

Humanities Department - What will you experience today?

Welcome to the Humanities Department where every student is encouraged to learn about the world around them through geography, history and religious studies. Our vision is to inspire students to be curious about the past, evaluate the present and consider their impact on the future.

Our aim for religious studies is to promote intrigue that ignites the students' interests to explore beliefs, values and customs.

'All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.'

(Galileo Galilei)


Years 9, 10 and 11 (GCSE AQA A)

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Beliefs, teachings and practices
Christianity
Beliefs, teaching and practices
Islam
Themed units
A, B, D and E


A - Relationships and families
B - Religion and life
D - Religion, peace and conflict
E - Religion, crime and punishment

Exam structure

Two papers:

  • Paper 1 - Beliefs, teachings and practices (1 hour 45 mins / 101 marks)
    Christianity and Islam - answer four sets of questions on both religions
  • Paper 2 - Themes (1 hour 45 mins / 101 marks)
    A, B, D and E - answer four sets of questions on themed topics

Watch this space - exciting times ahead for Humanities!

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