Exam Board AQA

Course Code 7062

Lead Teacher – Mrs G Cummings

Religious Studies is one of the most valuable subjects to study in the tumultuous and diverse society that we live in today. It is a highly regarded academic discipline that challenges and questions the essence of humanity. It uses and promotes higher level skills of critical analysis and reasoning to examine questions that have puzzled humans for centuries. It enables young people to develop their skills of evaluation alongside an understanding of morality, tolerance and diversity. We can’t promise answers, but we can promise an extremely enjoyable and challenging subject!

Specific requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Religious Studies, full or short course.

What will I study?

2 x 3 hour external exam at the end of the course of study.

Assessment via descriptive, evaluative and synoptic essay writing. Formal internal mock examinations.

No coursework, but continuous lesson assessment via essay.

What will I study?

A range of ethical issues including

  • Euthanasia
  • Abortion
  • Capital Punishment
  • Embryo Research
  • The use of animals in research
  • Animals for Sport

A range of Philosophical issues including

  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Is there life after death?
  • Miracles
  • Language
  • Evil & Suffering


An in-depth study of Christianity

The dialogue between Secular, Religion, Ethics and Philosophy

Where does it lead?

Charity workers
Social Workers
Armed Forces
Caring Professions
Civil Service
Equality and inclusion work
International Aid

Wider Reading

General Books on Philosophy
The Puzzle of Ethics* by Peter Vardy
Ethical Studies * by Richard Dawkins
Ethics Matters* by Charlotte Vardy and Peter Vardy
A very short introduction to Ethics* by Simon Blackburn
Teach Yourself Ethics by Mel Thompson
Practical Ethics by Peter Singer
The Puzzle of God* by Peter Vardy
The God Delusion * by Richard Dawkins
God Matters* by Charlotte Vardy and Peter Vardy
Philosophy A Graphic Guide * by Dave Johnson and Judy Groves
50 Philosophy Ideas by Ben Dupre
General Books on Developments in Christian Thought
The Shack* by William Young
The Story of the Book by Terence Copley
Christianity – A Very Short Introduction* by Linda Woodhead
Teach Yourself Christianity by John Young
History of Christianity by Nick Page
Other Sources of Information