Religious Education at KS5

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Course ID
Eduqas 601/8700/1
Faculty
Humanities
Department
Religious Education
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
E. Richman
Head of Department
J. Idrees

This course is an exciting opportunity for a fresh start in a challenging and stimulating subject area.

This ‘A’ Level will give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of some key questions of life. A range of issues will be examined from a variety of points of view. You will develop skills of interpretation, evaluation, analysis and self-expression. It is both intellectually challenging and enjoyable, especially if you value the chance to debate controversial issues.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 1 Arguments for existence of God
2. Inductive & Religion and Ethics Theme 1 Ethical thought A-C
3. Islam – Religious Figures and sacred Texts & – A-C
End of unit examination, 1 Hour.
Autumn 2 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 2: Challenges to religious belief – The problem of Evil and suffering
2. Religion and Ethics Theme 2 Deontological Ethics A-C
3. Islam – Religious Concepts A-C
End of unit examination, 1 Hour.
Spring 1 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 3 Religious Experience A-C
2. Religion and Ethics Theme 3 Teleological Ethics A-C
3. Islam – Religious Life; A-C
End of Unit examination, 1 hour.
Spring 2 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 4 Religious Language A-C
2. Religion and Ethics Theme 4 Determinism and Free Will A-C
3. Islam – Religious Practises that shape society
End of Unit examination, 1 hour.
Summer 1 Examination technique; revision and AS examination.  
Summer 2 Recall of Autumn Term and students create their own revision guides for Year 1. Mini assessments.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 1: Philosophy of Religion Theme 1 Arguments for existence of God
2. Religious Figures and sacred Texts & – Deductive & Religion and Ethics Theme 1 Ethical thought D-F
3. Islam – Religious figures and sacred texts D-F
End of Unit examination, 1 hour.
Autumn 2 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 2: Challenges to religious belief – Religious belief as a product of the human mind &
2. Religion and Ethics: Theme 2 Deontological Ethics D-F
3. Islam – Significant social and historical developments in religious thought A-C
End of unit examination, 1 hour.
Spring 1 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 3 Religious Experience D-F
2. Religion and Ethics Theme 3 Teleological Ethics D – F
3. Islam – Significant social and historical developments in religious thought D-F
End of unit examination, 1 hour.
Spring 2 1. Philosophy of Religion Theme 4 Religious Language
2. Religion and Ethics Theme 4 Determinism and Free will D-F
3. Islam – Religious practices that shape religious identity D-F
End of unit examination, 1 hour.
Summer 1 Examination technique; revision.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Eduqas Specification; The Muslim Council of Britain; About Islam. Understanding Islam the first Ten Steps (C.T.R. Hewer); WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level, Year 1 – Islam (Richard Gray); An Introduction to Islam 2nd Edition (David Waines). Ted Talk – The Doubt Essential to Faith.  

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
  Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet (Armstrong, Karen); No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (Aslan, Reza); Understanding Islam: The First Ten Steps (Hewer, Chris); WJEC/Eduqas RS for Yr1/AS – Islam (Gray, R.); Islam – An Introduction: Teach Yourself (Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Waris); The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad (Ramadan, Tariq); Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Ruthven, Malise); Islam: Beliefs and Teachings (Sarwar, Ghulam); Islam: The Basics (Turner, Colin); Islam: A Student’s Approach to World Religion (Watton, Victor).    

 

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