RE & Citizenship - KS4
GCSE Humanities (RE and Citizenship) – All pupils follow the AQA GCSE Humanities specification which offers a stimulating mix of subjects including Citizenship, Geography, History, RE and Sociology, giving students the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the world around them.
Paper 1: 1 hour 15 min examination (37.5% of the final mark)
- Culture and Beliefs: Students will explore the ways in which culture influences the behaviour, attitudes and beliefs (including religious beliefs) of groups and individuals.
- Environmental Issues: The study of environmental issues provides students with an understanding of the relationship between people and the natural environment. In doing so students will consider the issue of sustainable development. Students must understand the impact that exploitation of resources may have upon the environment and the moral, social, political and economic implications of this exploitation. Students will also examine environmental issues at all contextual scales from individual to global and consider responses.
Paper 2: 1 hour 15 min examination (37.5% of the final mark)
- Family and Socialisation - Students will be aware of the cultural issues associated with family life. They will also be aware of the wide range of perspectives, including moral and religious, which exist within and between societies on family issues and how this has changed over time. Students will also be aware of issues on a personal, local, national and international scale.
- Prejudice and Persecution – Students will be aware of the influence of prejudice and persecution on individuals and societies and what can be learnt from the past. Students will also gain an insight into the nature of human behaviour on a personal, local, national and international level.
Controlled Assessment (25% of final mark)
Students will submit an extended piece of work of up to 2000 words in length which addresses a task set by AQA and relates to a topic arising from the subject content for Units 1–2.
The task for 2013 was:
- Do the mass media truly reflect modern British family life?