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Religious Studies








Exam Board

 OCR A Level:  


Key Stage 3

At KS3, all students follow a common Humanities programme, consisting of discrete lessons in RE, History and Geography; RE has 1 x 100 minutes per fortnight; both History and Geography have 2 x 100 minutes per fortnight.

The RE course follows the respected Suffolk National Curriculum guidelines with much individual input from staff.  At Farlingaye, Years 7, 8 and 9 study a distinct theme each term:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9





Christian Controversies



Important Religious Figures

Holocaust Studies/

Religious Art

 Staff are encouraged to develop and share teaching resources.


A Very Simple Guide to Religious Studies GCSE

Year 10:  Beliefs and Practices

1.  Christian Beliefs - nature of God, crucifixion, after life.

2.  Christian Practices - worship, sacraments, church.

3.  Islamic Beliefs - nature of God, five pillars.

4.  Islamic Practices - Hajj, Prayer.

Year 11:  Thematic Studies - Islamic and Christian Responses to:

1.  Religion and Life - the universe, pollution, abortion, euthanasia.

2.  Peace and Conflict - violence, wars, the just war, pacifism.

3.  Crime and Punishment - Aims of punishment, forgiveness.

4.  Human Rights and Social Justice - prejudice, poverty.

There are TWO exams at the end of Year 11.

Each exam is 1hr 45 min.

A Level

PDF icon  A Level Philosopy, Ethics and the Study of Religion