KS5

Key Stage 5 students are taught by staff who are all specialists in this subject and who personally have high academic qualifications and experience. Their role is to support pupils’ learning in a number of ways. Firstly through your taught lessons where different aspects of the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) specification for AS and later for A2, will be covered. Your teachers will require you to do extended study both in school time and in your own time. Staff will support your learning by giving you clear ideas about expectations and by preparing you for assessments.

Together we will be able to achieve excellent results and progress; and pupils will gain a sense of deepening self-confidence in his/herself as an informed young adult who can make and present arguments, ideas and beliefs of others; who can make connections between religion and issues of modern life; and who can evaluate aspects of contemporary society from religious, moral and philosophical standpoints.

Rationale 

RS is a subject that by its nature requires students to consider individual, moral, ethical, social, cultural and contemporary issues in a religious context. The specification provides a framework for exploration of issues and the units contain specific content. The units selected are

  • Religious Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion

They will provide you with opportunities to study relationships between religion and culture; consider moral values and attitudes of individuals, faith communities and contemporary society; develop your reasoning skills on matters concerning values, attitudes and actions; develop your ability to make responsible judgements on significant moral teaching and religious issues.

The RE staff aim to achieve excellent results and progress; and you will gain a sense of deepening self-confidence in yourself as an informed young adult who can make and present arguments, ideas and beliefs to others, who can make connections between religion and issues of modern life and who can evaluate aspects of contemporary society from religious, moral and philosophical standpoints. 

Types of Lessons

Some lessons will be very structured being designed to develop your knowledge and will use text books; there will be discussion and debate; some sessions will be student led with peer presentations on a pre-prepared topic; sometimes you will learn through watching a DVD clip or interviewing a visitor. You will be expected to write – sometimes taking notes, answering questions, and practising your essay skills. For A2 work there will be more focus on private study and individual research, especially in preparation for the RS4 examination.