Why study RE (full course)?

Religious studies is an issues-based course. The subject at GCSE reflects the dominance of Christianity in the UK, whilst taking into account the increasing importance of Islam. The course tackles religious and secular perspectives on a range of moral and social issues.

Religious studies is accessible to persons of any religious persuasion or none. This new qualification will allow students to apply a wide range of concepts allowing them to confidently interpret, contextualise and analyse the expressions of religions and world views they encounter.

What will I learn?

Religion and ethics (Christianity)

  • Christian beliefs
  • Living the Christian life
  • Marriage and family
  • Matters of life and death

Religion, peace and conflict (Islam)

  • Muslim beliefs
  • Living the Muslim life
  • Crime and punishment
  • Peace and conflict

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations

Future pathways and careers

  • The Armed Forces
  • National Health Service
  • Teaching
  • Child care opportunities
  • Counselling services
  • Any field of working with the general public

Course contact

Mrs S Smart