Key Stage 4
In year 10, students continue their in-depth study of religion by looking at ‘Islam: Beliefs and Practices’. This enables them to continue learning about the complexities of world religion and apply what they have learnt throughout their learning journey to two more themes topics.
By the end of year 11, all our students will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to gain a GCSE grade in the AQA Religious Studies A qualification. This is a thought provoking and challenging GCSE that succeeds in developing not only their knowledge and understanding of the world but also assist in improving their wider study skills.
Within the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Department, we aim towards and insist on every student reaching their full potential by the end of year 11. We therefore implement a number of initiatives to support our KS4 students including regular twilight booster sessions and extensive revision resources online.
GCSE Details and Resources:
If you would like to have access to textbooks outside of school, there are three excellent books which encompass the course content which can be purchased online:
1. ‘AQA GCSE Religious Studies Specification A’ by Parry, Hayes and Butler (ISBN 978-1-471-86685-2).
2. ‘AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Christianity’ by Fleming, Smith and Worden (ISBN 978-0-19-837033-8).
3. ‘AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Islam’ by Fleming, Smith and Worden (ISBN 978-0-19-837034-5)