GCSE Religious Studies

Introduction

This GCSE is taught in Year 9 and Year 10, with final exams at the end of Year 10.

 

The GCSE course gives students the opportunity to apply a wide range of concepts, allowing them to confidently interpret, contextualise and analyse the expressions of religions, and world views they encounter. Our areas of study focus on the key questions such as Ethics, Philosophy, Peace and Conflict, which include topics such as marriage and the family, crime and punishment, and matters of life and death. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of two religions, enabling them to understand and articulate their own and others’ beliefs, values and commitments.

 

The GCSE is started at the beginning of year 9 and the examination will be sat at the end of year 10. There will be two papers each worth 50% of the overall grade. 

How is the course assessed?

 

Year 9

Unit 1 Living the Christian Life

Unit 2 Living the Muslim Life

Unit 3 Marriage and the Family from a Christian perspective

Unit 4 Crime and Punishment from an Islamic perspective

 

Year 10

Unit 5 Christian Beliefs

Unit 6 Muslim Beliefs

Unit 7 Matters of Life and Death from a Christian perspective

Unit 8 Peace and Conflict from an Islamic perspective 

Equipment

Revise Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Religious Studies B Christianity and Islam ISBN 9781292148823 can be ordered via parent pay listed as the ‘purple revision guide’ from year 9 onwards.

 

Beliefs in Action text book can be accessed via the school’s online library the VLE through the school website.

 

Students also have access to Google Classrooms and a Google revision site which includes links to past papers. 

Homework and learning outside of the classroom

Homework will be set in line with school policy with the emphasis on revision as we go through into year 10. Two mock exams will take place prior to the GCSE to bring to light any weaknesses and misconceptions.

KS3 Religious Studies

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