Ever since humankind started to think, religion has been a fundamental part of our development. As people look into the vastness of space or witness the miracle of birth, they contemplate the meaning of life and their own mortality. It has always been this way.
In the 21st century, religion still addresses the same eternal human questions about life and death, values and relationships, right and wrong.
Religious Studies really makes you think about your place in the world, your beliefs and your ethics. It is a great subject for those students considering working in the public services as it helps you to understand other cultures and ways of life.
NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES
Messianic expectations e.g. the suffering servant of Isaiah First Century Palestine, Miracles of Jesus & their meanings; titles of Jesus including the “I am” sayings in John.
A study of ethical theories for example utilitarianism, situation ethics. How we apply ethical theories to issues e.g. war and peace, sexual ethics.
Medical ethics includng the status of the embryo, abortion, assisted dying, euthansia and palliative carer.
A STUDY OF ISLAM
The Six Beliefs and the nature of God. The Life of Prophet Muhammad. The importance of the Qur’an and the Hadith. The five pillars and their signinificance for Sunni and Shi’a Islam
5 GCSE grades A* - C
GCSE English grade C minimum
GCSE R.E. grade B minimum
Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
0161 212 1930
Dr J Buck, Subject Leader for RS