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Year 9 Options - RE

 

Religious Education at GCSE

 

The subject

Religious Education is a subject which is all about exploring what people think – what you think, what other people in the UK and around the world think and what the teachings of the major world religions tell us. It’s a subject where you have a chance to express your opinions, debate with others and justify points of view. It will help you to understand the behaviours of those around you and encourage you to think about what is important in your life and why. It is NOT only for those who have their own religion or who want to be a nun/priest. Just as you don’t have to be ancient to study history, you don’t have to be religious to study RE

 

What will we study?

The course is divided into 4 sections

The first 2 sections examine Christianity and Islam. We will look at their beliefs and practices – their holy books, what it means to be a follower of those religions, how they answer difficult philosophical questions such as how was the world created, and why is there evil in the world.

The second section looks at ethical issues from your own and religious points of view. What is the role of the family? How should people spend their money? How should we punish criminals? How should we treat people of different backgrounds/religions/nationalities?

 

Destinations

A qualification in RE is good for any sort of job where you work with people – medicine, armed forces, law, teaching, social work, journalism.

If you want to study at university it is highly valued on courses such as Humanities and Arts degrees and well as English and Law

 

For more information speak to Mrs Elvin.

 

 

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