Religious Studies

Miss Bethan Williams, Head of Department

Some of this content was created before Covid-19 rules were in force.

OUR VISION

We wish to help students acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development.

THE CURRICULUM – A BRIEF OVERVIEW

At Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron, our Religious Studies lessons give pupils the opportunity to develop respect for others as well as recognise the importance of religion in the community.

KS3

All Year 7-9 pupils receive two Religious Studies lessons per fortnight. These are some of the themes that we study at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron.

Year 7 Theme: How multicultural is our area?

Year 8 Theme: Do religious rules matter?

Year 9 theme: Why do we suffer?

KS4: GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES

All pupils at the School complete the Religious Studies short course at Key Stage 4 and receive one lesson per fortnight. Religious Studies can also be chosen as a full GCSE subject, whereby pupils receive five lessons per fortnight. We provide lessons that encourage debate about moral issues and give pupils the opportunity to develop opinions on all sorts of subjects.

Specification: https://www.wjec.co.uk/media/u3ilysed/wjec-gcse-religious-studies-spec-from-2017-e-120319.pdf

KS5

We do not currently offer Religious Studies as an A Level subject option.

HOME LEARNING

We provide a variety of online tasks via Teams such as quizzes and assignments, as well as engaging video clips.