Unit 2 (Year 10) will cover:
- Religion and Animal Rights – do animals have rights? How are animals and humans different? Is it ever acceptable to test on animals?
- Planet Earth and Sustainability – how are we destroying the earth? How can we protect the planet? What is stewardship?
- Prejudice and Discrimination – what is prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping? Who was Martin Luther King? Racism – case study.
- Early Life – when does life begin? Arguments for and against abortion? What is the Sanctity of Life?
- War and Peace – causes and effects of war, just war, pacifism, victims of war, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, people who have campaigned for peace.
Unit 3 (Year 11) will cover:
- Matters of death and the elderly – who should care for the elderly? The Euthanasia debate. What are different beliefs about death?
- Crime and Punishment – aims of punishment. Does prison work? Should the death penalty be legal? Young offenders.
- Drugs – effects of drugs on the individual and society.
- Poverty – British and Worldwide poverty – what can be done to help? Causes of poverty.
The course is examined by two 1 1⁄2 hour exams at the end of Year 11.
Potential Pathways (Post-16)
RE will keep your options open at Post-16 – it can lead onto many subjects including A Level: RE, History, Geography, Psychology and English.
Potential Career Routes
Many careers can benefit from a GCSE in RE including: teaching, social services, health services and law.
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