Religion, Personal and Social Education (RPSE)
AQA Religious Studies B: Unit 1 Religion and Citizenship & Unit 3 Religion and Morality.
All students in Year 10 and 11 follow a GCSE Course in Religious Studies (AQA Religion and Morality Unit 3, Religion and Citizenship Unit 1) in one lesson each week. The course is a combination of RE and PSE hence the name at Chesterton: ‘RPSE’. This fulfills the requirement for Religious Studies at Key Stage 4 and supports students understanding of the world around them in a moral and social context. Full details and the course specification can be found by clicking here (link to the AQA website).
During the course students study for two examinations
- Unit 3: Religion and Moral Issues covers: medical ethics: cloning, fertility treatment, IVF; end of life issues: care for the elderly and euthanasia; crime and punishment; drugs and poverty.
- Unit 1 Religion and Citizenship covers: human relationships, sport & leisure, work, and multicultural society.
This course is assessed in TWO exams at the end of Year 11 which are both 1 hour 30 minutes.
Click here for an an electronic revision guide to support the course. (The content is correct – the exam date is from a previous year!)
Click here for an electronic guide to some of the key words that are used when asking examination questions.
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