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What do students study and in what order?

Year 7

In year 7, students investigate and discuss different cultures, lifestyles, moral choices and belief systems. In Year 7, pupils will study a variety of different religious, non-religious and philosophical views whilst investigating the following questions/topics:

What do I believe about God?

Where did the universe come from?

What is a leader?

What is right and wrong?

How does religion affect people’s lives?

Students will learn the ability to express their own opinion and to listen and discuss other people’s views on a variety of social, moral and religious issues. 

 

Year 8

In Year 8, students will investigate and discuss ethical issues such as death penalty and the use of animals in experiments. Students will think about moral issues and discuss what they think is right or wrong, look at other people’s point of view and explain how humans make difficult moral decisions.

We will then move on to study philosophy. Students will discuss and give your own ideas about some of the biggest questions humans have – ‘Do humans have a soul that lives on after death?’ and ‘If God is real why does he allow evil and suffering?’

Our aim is to promote a positive attitude towards diversity of both belief and opinion in order to get pupils involved and interested in current affairs and issues that will affect their lives.

How are students assessed?

A one hour written paper, every term. This will consist of one multiple choice question, two knowledge questions and then an evaluation/discussion question where students must argue for and against a statement as well as include their own opinion.

How can parents best support their child?

Parents can use our website to help support their child with revision and homework:

https://rossettrep.weebly.com/

Key Stage 4

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

Beliefs, teachings and practices from Christianity and Buddhism.

The course is split into two units, one which focuses on Philosophy and the other on Ethical issues:

Component 1

The philosophical unit will debate the existence of God and the possibility of an afterlife. We will question and discuss how the problem of evil and suffering can affect belief in God. As well as evaluating the different views towards the origins of life and our universe.

Component 2

The ethical unit of the course includes topics such as equality and social injustice in our world. We promote and use current affairs to ensure students are up to date with how their studies link closely to real problems facing our world. They will also discuss different views on matters of life and death such as abortion and euthanasia.

We will study the influence of two religions towards the Philosophical and Ethical content: Christianity and Buddhism.

What exam board do we follow?

AQA

How are students assessed?

The GCSE is split into two exams which will both be taken at the end of the second year. Students have one philosophy exam, based on Buddhism and Christianity and one ethics exam, based on four ethical themes.

Philosophy:

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

96 marks (plus 5 for SPaG)

50% of GCSE

Each religion has a common structure of two five-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5, 12 marks.

Each religion is marked out of 48.

Ethics:

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

96 marks (plus 5 for SPaG)

50% of GCSE

 

Each theme has a common structure of one five-part question of 1, 2, 4, 5, 12 marks.

Each theme is marked out of 24.

 

How can parents best support their child?

Parents can use our website to help support their child with revision and homework:

https://rossettrep.weebly.com/

Key Stage 5

What do students study and in what order?

Students who choose to study Philosophy and Ethics at A level will follow the new OCR A Level in Religious Studies studying three units Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Religious Thought.

Philosophy

You will look at some of the biggest questions that humans have about reality, God and the beginnings of life and our universe.  We will study philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato.

Ethics

You will study ethics issues in the world (such as war and medical ethics) and demonstrate how humans have tried to respond to these moral dilemmas.

Developments in Religious Thought

From the perspective of Buddhism students will look at human nature, purpose of life, the self and immortality.

What exam board do we follow?

OCR

How are students assessed?

Students will be assessed by taking a two-hour written paper on each of the three units. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the total grade.

How can parents best support their child?

Parents can use our website to help support their child with revision and homework:

https://rossettrep.weebly.com 

 

 

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