PRE - Key Stage 4

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics is one of the humanities subjects.

Religious studies helps students to develop an understanding of the world around them, whilst developing a variety of skills, including those of discussion and debate.

We currently study Edexcel religious studies as an option subject and achieve excellent results. The topics we cover in the course are:


Religion and Ethics (Christianity)

  • Belief in God
  • Marriage and Family
  • Living the Religious Life
  • Matters of Life and Death

Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice (Islam)

  • Belief in God
  • Religious Experience
  • Living the Religious Life
  • Equality

Religion, Peace and Conflict (Buddhism)

  • Belief in God
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Living the Religious Life
  • Peace and Conflict

Why PRE at GCSE?

GCSE would be a good option choice for students who:

  • Have an enquiring mind and like to ask lots of questions
  • Like to argue, discuss and debate
  • Are interested in why people believe what they believe
  • Are curious about how people make moral decisions

A GCSE in RS will help in jobs such as:

  • Police
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • The Armed Forces
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Journalism

RS is also a valuable qualification when going to university for degrees based on:

  • Humanities
  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • Law
  • English