GCSE RE

In year 10 and 11, students will have the opportunity to choose to take Religious Studies at GCSE level to AQA specifications.  There are 2 components examined at the end of year 11.    The examination will consist of;

  • 1 Written exam for each component lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes each.

What is assessed?

Students will be assessed on;

  • Beliefs
  • Teachings
  • Practices

This will be done through the study of the following religions;

  • Christianity
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism

What is assessed?

Students will be assessed on either

  • Four Religious, Philosophical and ethical Studies Themes or
  • Two Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies Themes and Two Textual Studies Themes.

Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies Themes:

  • Theme A: Relationships and Families.
  • Theme B: Religion and Life.
  • Theme C: The Existence of God and revelation.
  • Theme D: Religion, Peace and Conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment.
  • Theme F: Religion, human Rights, and Social Justice

Textual Studies Themes:

  • Theme G: St Mark’s Gospel – The Life of Jesus

Thematic Studies

  • Theme H St Mark’s Gospel as a source of religious, moral and spiritual truth.

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