Religious Education

Teachers: Mrs R Ellis, Mrs M Davies, Mrs N Roberts.

Religious Studies provides you with the chance to study issues and questions that matter: What’s the meaning and purpose of life? What beliefs will you live by? What different ideas about God and life after death are there? What makes an act wrong? Why do people suffer? In studying religion you will be able to develop your own thoughts and ideas about moral and ethical issues and questions of belief. This is why some people call RS the ‘science of life’.

What will I learn?

You will study Unit 1: Religion and Philosophical Themes in Year 10. The course covers the following four topics:

*Christianity – core beliefs, teachings and practices.

*Judaism – core beliefs, teachings and practices.

*Issues of Life and Death which deals with attitudes to the creation of the world; stewardship and environmental responsibility; the sanctity of life and beliefs about death and the afterlife.

* Issues of Good and Evil, which deals with attitudes to crime and punishment, peace and conflict, forgiveness and the problem of evil and suffering.

In Year 11

You will study Unit 2: Religion and Ethical Issues:

*Christianity – core beliefs, teachings and practices.

*Judaism – core beliefs, teachings and practices.

*Issues of Relationships which deals with attitudes to the family; the nature and purpose of marriage; divorce, separation and remarriage.

*Issues of Human Rights which deals with attitudes to social justice and the dignity of human life; prejudice and discrimination; wealth and poverty.

How will I be assessed?

The examination board is WJEC. In order to qualify for Full Course GCSE you will sit two examinations, one at the end of Year 10 and the other at the end of Year 11. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed as well as your ability to evaluate different responses to religious and moral issues.

What next after the course and future Employment opportunities

Many of our students go on to study Religious Studies at AS and A level.

Religious Studies will undoubtedly be useful in a number of careers: teaching, travel, police, medicine, nursing, law, journalism, media and social work to name a few.

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Mrs L Crimes,

BA (Hons), PGCE, MA Cantab, MCCT,

St. Brigid's School 

Plas-yn-Green, Mold Road, Denbigh

LL16 4BH


Tel/Ffon: 01745 815228