at Cockermouth School

Religious Studies

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 in addition to PD lessons, students are offered an opportunity to study WJEC Religious Studies to GCSE level. In this course we complete units of work in religion, philosophy and ethics. As philosophers, students ponder ultimate questions about truth, the meaning of life and the existence of God. As ethicists, they will investigate the dilemmas of the modern world, such as the life and death issues and prejudice and discrimination. Study of religion explores common themes through Christianity and Hinduism.

Key Stage 5

Post-16, Year 12 and 13 students can follow WJEC A Level Religious Studies. This encompasses the specialism of study of Hinduism, philosophy of religion and ethical studies.

Outside the Classroom

The department gets involved in a wide range of activities outside the classroom. Successful and very well attended A Level conferences in Philosophy and Ethics take place every year and our students find that this gives them useful outside stimulus to their studies. We also hold RS master classes for our GCSE students which enable them to extend their knowledge and understanding further.