The nature and purpose of Religious Education is to bring pupils to an understanding of the world as God’s creation, the sacredness of life, their uniqueness and dignity, their vocation in Christ and how to fulfil that vocation.
STUDING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HELPS YOU:
You can build on your knowledge of religion in specialist training to be psychologist or a priest. Knowing about beliefs, customs and behaviour is useful in all careers involving close contact with people particularly in tense situations, the emergency services, social and probation services, hospitals, schools, advice centres, undertakers.
Religious Education is useful for most careers as employers like applicants to have some knowledge of themselves and their role in society.
There are many varied degree courses based in different aspects of religious studies, such as theology, biblical studies, world religions, philosophy etc.
It could also be the main subject for a teaching qualification – i.e. Bachelor of Education or any job in which you care for individuals – Religion would be an excellent area of study.
G.C.S.E. RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The scheme of assessment will comprise:
Paper IC The Christian Life and the Gospel. 50%
Paper 2B Effects of the Roman Catholic tradition upon
Aspects of Christian lifestyle and behaviour. 50%
Candidates will be assessed on accuracy in spelling, punctuation and grammar, both in the written paper and in written coursework, 5% of the marks available in each component will be allocated to these skills.
Paper 1C – 1 hour 45 minutes.
Paper 2B – 1 hour 45 minutes
With grades A* -G available to all candidates.