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Ethics sample answer from 2018 exam – Religious Studies Tutor Brighton

February 7, 2019

3) Assess the view that natural law is of no help with regard to the issue of euthanasia (40 marks) Aquinas natural law theory is thought of as absolute, in that it knows of no exceptions, however after looking at doctrine of double effect it can be shown that the theory can give inconsistent answers in the case of euthanasia. This inconsistency coupled with the foundation of a God given purpose limits the help that it can be with regards...

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What to look for when finding a private tutor

January 6, 2019

At this time of year students’ minds tend to turn towards their summer exams and depending on how well prepared they feel might start thinking about contacting a tutor. There are many tutors out there now and prices vary, unfortunately there can be some tutors that are in it for a quick bit of cash, whereas, others like myself tutor as a full time job and take pride in the teaching of students. If you are considering finding a tutor...

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‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

September 9, 2018

Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious Education final report. It follows research suggesting at least a quarter of schools break the law on teaching RE. Without an overhaul, the subject could wither, the authors warn. The independent Commission was set up two years ago by the Religious Education Council of...

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Results day!!!!!

August 16, 2018

Another crop of excellent results; all round A*s and A’s, plus this review from a very happy parent: “My son was struggling with this subject and by the end of year 12 was very demotivated and predicted an E grade. Rachel turned this situation around, re-ignited an interest in the subject and got him back on track. Rachel, with her experience as an examiner herself, was able to focus his attention on what was needed to do well. This resulted...

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New Religious Studies Consultant service avalible for 6th Forms & Colleges

August 16, 2018

I am a Religious Studies Teacher who is passionate about making sure students not only enjoy, but also achieve well. I am writing to tell you about the services I am offering to help improve student marks. I have been teaching OCR Religious Studies for 10 years, and for the last 3 of those I have been an examiner on the philosophy of religion component. In 2015 I was working at a Sixth Form College in Sussex teaching the AQA...

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A level grades for religious studies are good, but numbers are down nationally

July 19, 2018

RELIGIOUS education bodies have expressed deep concern over a 20 per cent drop in the number of students taking A-levels in religious studies in the UK. A-level results were published on Thursday. More than 20,000 students took A-level exams in religious studies this year — 2.5 per cent of the total number of students — down from more than 26,000 (3.1 per cent of the total) the previous year. (Numbers overall were down, though certain other subjects showed a growth...

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