Religion, Philosophy & EthicsReligious beliefs and practices continue to play an essential part in today's world. A clear understanding of them can help us to better comprehend the world around us, its possible futures as much as its past.
Why Study Religion, Philosophy & Ethics?
Religious beliefs and practices continue to play an essential part in today’s world. A clear understanding of them can help us to better comprehend the world around us, its possible futures as much as its past. GCSE Religion, Philosophy & Ethics involves discussion, debate and critical thinking on major issues such as the existence of God, medica ethics and the relationship between different religions. It naturally complements subjects such as English, History and Art and is an increasingly popular option at GCSE nationwide.
Students of Religion, Philosophy & Ethics may or may not be religious themselves, though they will wish to understand the beliefs of others and be willing to examine and develop their own assumptions and convictions. Teaching relates topics, where appropriate, to the context of contemporary society and typically involves class discussion, debate and study through videos, set texts and research.
What You Will Study
The Edexcel GCSE course consists of two units, each of which is assessed by an exam of 90 minutes:
1. Christianity and Society
(a) Morality and Human Rights
(b) The Environment
(c) Medical Ethics
(d) War and Peace
(e) Crime and Punishment
(a) Key Beliefs
(b) The Five Pillars
(c) The Shariah
(d) The Mosque
“Studying GCSE Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at DLD was an enriching experience and definitely the right decision for me as I enjoyed the challenge of studying two major world religions. The diversity of beliefs in the class also provided stimulating debate on a range of important contemporary issues.”
Serena Bhandari – DLD Graduate