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12/10/17

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Student drop-ins at lunch time today at and 🗣️👂

06/10/17

Just a reminder no pupils are to attend school on Monday- Inset Day

06/10/17

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Our year 7s loved their map skills lesson today 👍🏻🌍 https://t.co/iasXKSg8I4

05/10/17

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05/10/17

Futures evening tonight for our year 11s 📚 5:30 until 8:30 👍🏻

05/10/17

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Looking forward to attending the Careers Fair at 6.30-8.30pm. Come & see what Palmer's can offer you!

05/10/17

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Meeting young people at and tonight talking about careers in creative industries!

04/10/17

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04/10/17

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achievers day winners with the ultimate prize of rowing Gloriana, The Queen’s Row Barge congratulations! https://t.co/oJbQO0EIHe

04/10/17

Careers event for our year 10s today 👍🏻 https://t.co/zNZBcISb2a

03/10/17

Just a reminder we have an inset day on Monday 9th October https://t.co/3dPrgQIfpl

29/09/17

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Year 9s beginning their journey & today listening to Nikki King talking about women in business https://t.co/NLqktNGWH8

28/09/17

Hope you enjoyed it 👍🏻

28/09/17

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We loved visiting your wonderful school tonight

28/09/17

What an amazing place this is 😍👍🏻 https://t.co/GuaS1bG4xu

28/09/17

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28/09/17

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28/09/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 6 in English Language or Literature. Also a GCSE Grade 6 in Religious Studies is preferred.

What is AQA Religious Studies?

  • The philosophy of religion.
  • The study of ethical theory and its application to modern ethical dilemmas
  • An exploration into the development of Christian thought regarding key religious issues
  • Philosophy is the love of wisdom and is an enquiry into the big questions in life.

The ethics section focuses on ethical theories and their application. The Development of Christian thought addresses key Christian concepts.

Year 1 Course Content

The philosophy of religion explores ancient Greek influences such as Plato and Aristotle; and looks at arguments for and challenges against a belief in God as well as the nature of the mind, body and soul. Ethics investigates a range of religious and secular ethical theories and the application of these ethical theories to modern moral issues such as medical practices. There is also an investigation into the development of Christian thought, such as the nature and purpose of human life, immortality of the self and the revelation of God. 

Year 2 Course Content

During the second year, the philosophy of religion course looks at the nature of religious language and experience as well as beliefs surrounding the soul and life after death. Ethics explores the role of conscience within decision making, the nature of ethical language and analyses what it means to be ‘good’. It also encompasses a study of whether humanity is at liberty to exercise their freewill or whether life is predetermined.

How will you be assessed?

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Paper 1hr 30 minutes– essay based, worth 50% of total A Level grade

Religious Themes and Development in Religious Thought: 1hr 30 minutes – essay based, worth 50% of total A Level

Exam Board: AQA