Aims of the Department: RE is a thriving and high performing core subject and Thomas Alleyne's High School.
‘Why do I study Religious Studies at Thomas Alleyne’s?’
- …because it helps to think, develop and evaluate viewpoints on complex contemporary issues
- …because it is not trying to make you religious but is trying to develop your capacity to think critically and successfully argue a range of different views – not just your own
- …because it is trying to prepare you for a world where you will meet and work with people of different faiths and none
- …because most of the issues you hear about in the news have some connection to religion
- ...because the skills you learn will be recognised by employers and providers of Further Education courses.
Year 9 Curriculum
- Religion, human rights and social justice.
- (Human rights, wealth and poverty)
- Buddhism beliefs and values
- The origins and value of the universe.
- The use of the environment and animal experimentation.
Year 10 Curriculum (AQA specification A)
- Religion, peace and conflict.
- Christianity - Beliefs and values
- Religion and Life - medical ethics, abortion and euthanasia.
- Life after Death.
Year 11 Curriculum (AQA specification A)
- Christianity - Worship and Practices
- Religion, crime and punishment
- Buddhism - worship and practices.
All student will take an end of Unit assessment for each topic area and will complete a Home Learning project to support them in preparation for this.
Two external exams will take place at the end of Year 11. Each exam will count for 50% of your final mark and as a result you will be awarded a Full Course GCSE.
Y12 / 13 Curriculum (Edexcel Philosophy and Ethics)
Students study ethical theories including, Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Virtue Ethics, Natural Moral Law and complete philosophy units including 'The Problem of Evil, 'Arguments for and against the existence of God'.
A Level Assessment