Do you enjoy discussing ideas? Are you someone who doesn’t always need to find the answer but just enjoys asking the question? Yes? Well RS Philosophy and Ethics may just be right for you. This subject will give you an opportunity to develop your analytical thinking. It links well with most subjects because it teaches you transferable skills and is a popular subject particularly for those considering a career in medicine, nursing and teaching. Students also find that the skills taught help them when applying for courses as far ranging as the Armed Forces and retail.
The full course title is ‘OCR A Level Religious Studies (H573) which is comprised of three separate units:
The exam for each component will be worth 120 marks and represents 33.3% of the total marks for A Level. These exams will take the form of an externally assessed written papers lasting 2 hours each and testing both AO1 and AO2.
Each paper will contain four essay questions, with the student choosing three out of the four to answer
A full PDF copy of the syllabus for can be downloaded at: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-religious-studies-h173-h573-from-2016/
All students can access the specification, the course handbook , relevant articles, exam resources, course guides and revision material through the VLE in iLearn I Lesson.
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Whilst we already provide course notes, many students like to buy text books to supplement their learning. As this will be a new specification the text books are still being developed. OCR endorsed textbooks can be found here: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-religious-studies-h173-h573-from-2016/textbooks/
Grade 4 or better in English Language and (if studied) RE GCSE.
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/