Education at its best should offer opportunities for all pupils to develop their own potential, to increase their understanding of the world around them and prepare them for life as an adult. Religious Studies has a vital part to play in this development of pupils at LOGS by encouraging independence of thought in addition to a critical, creative and sensitive response to spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.
We follow AQA’s specification entitled Religious Studies A (8062). The course examines the key beliefs and practices of two world religions (Christianity and Islam) and four thematic units (listed below). For the thematic units, students are expected to apply their knowledge of the religious views to different issues and, where appropriate, also consider atheist and philosophical perspectives. The four themes are:
Theme A: Relationships and families.
Theme B: Religion and life.
Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
Assessment is through two written examinations taken at the end of the two years of study.
We follow the Eduqas Religious Studies A-level specification. The course is comprised of three components: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion and Christianity. The main elements of each component are listed below.
Ethics: i. Ethical thought, ii. Deontological ethics, iii. Teleological ethics, iv. Determinism and free will.
Philosophy of Religion: i. Arguments for the existence of God, ii. Challenges to religious belief, iii. Religious experience, iv. Religious language.
Christianity: i. Religious figures (Jesus) and sacred texts, ii. Religious concepts and religious life, iii. Social and historical developments, iv. Christian practices.
Assessment is through three written examinations taken at the end of the two years of study.
Mr M Moore BA (Hons), MA (Head of RS)
Miss I Jensen BA (Hons) BSc
Mr L Wakeham BA (Hons), MA