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Religious Studies GCSE (Advanced Foundation Programme)

Entry Requirements:
A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you are interested in the following kinds of questions and think they might they be important, then RS will provide a good introduction to how they have arisen and how the different ways in which they have been answered?
- What are the key philosophical arguments for the existence of God and how persuasive are they?
- Does the fact that there is evil in the world undermine belief in God?
- To what extent are science and religion compatible?
- How can I know what the right thing to do is?


Course content
Students study key issues in two units:
Component 1
We focus on the study of religious beliefs, teachings and practices. We look at key ideas and teachings in Christianity and one other religion.
Component 2
We examine themes in ethics and the philosophy of religion.
In Component 2 we examine issues arising in the following:
- The existence of God and revelation
- Religion, peace and conflict
- Religion, crime and punishment
- Religion, human rights and social justice

How will I be assessed?
Two written exams of 1 hour 45 minutes each 50% of the total qualification.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post