Religious Studies Faculty

In JBVI, students all participate in specialist conference days considering important ethical and philosophical matters.

A Level Religious Studies (AQA) Requires: Grade B in GCSE RE or Grade 6 in GCSE English Language

There are two assessed components. Students must take assessments in both Section A and Section B in the same exam series. Section A: Philosophy of Religion Arguments for the existence of God Evil and suffering Religious experience Section B: Ethics and religion. Ethical theories Issues of human life and death Issues of animal life and death In section B, study of religion, students will pick ONE faith option from the list below; 2A Buddhism 2B Christianity 2C Hinduism 2D Islam 2E Judaism For each faith option (2A–2E) the following content is covered: Sources of wisdom and authority God/gods/ultimate reality Life after death Key moral principles Religious identity

Assessment Method: Written exam: 2 hours – 120 marks Section A: Philosophy of religion – 60 marks Section B: Ethics – 60 marks.

Career Progression: Studying Philosophy and Ethics can lead to a range of university subject such as Philosophy, English, History, Theology and Sciences. Other students use it to study law. RS students are equally skilled in a whole range of literacy criticism and historical analysis.

“The study of ethics has helped me think about what is right and wrong and why we do the things we do. It amazed me that there is more to life than just simple yes and no decisions.”

Further information: Mr Rowe, Head of Religious Studies