Religious Studies

  1. Subject:

    Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics

    Head of Department:

    Liz Taplin

       
    Exam board: OCR

    Syllabus code and title: Religious Studies B – Philosophy and Applied Ethics with Christianity

       
    Content:

    Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y9 – Medical Ethics

    Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y9 – Poverty and Wealth

    Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y9 – Peace and Justice

     

    Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y10 – Poverty and Wealth

    Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y10 – Peace and Justice

    Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y10 – Religion and Equality

     

    Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y11 – Good and Evil

    Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y11 – Religion and Science

    Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y11 – End of Life

     

       
    How we assess students:

    Through use of past exam papers at the end of each module, PEE paragraphs and essays completed in lessons and as HWK

       
    How homework is set:

    HWK is set based on when is appropriate (every other lesson is normal)

    HWK will be research based or exam question based (PEE paragraph / essay)

    HWK is set on SLG and Google Classroom

       
    How parents/carers can support their child:

    By asking the students what they have been studying in RS and how they feel about these topics – focus on reasoning of opinions and where these opinions might have come from.

       
    Useful links:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/guide/

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion?1

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-religious-studies-b-philosophy-and-applied-ethics-j621-j121-from-2012/

    Reading list:

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