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Exam BoardEDEXCEL GCSE Religious Studies A
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Course Details

GCSE Religious Studies

 

Exam board: Edexcel

Edexcel GCSE Full Course

About the Course

There are three areas of religion to be studied over the course of Year 10 and 11.

Paper 1—Study of Religion—Catholic Christianity
Content:

  • Beliefs and teachings.
  • Practices.
  • Sources of Wisdom and Authority.
  • Forms of expression and ways of life.

Paper 2—Study of second religion—Judaism

Content:

  • Beliefs and teachings.
  • Practices.

Paper 3—Philosophy and Ethics (Catholic Christianity)

Content:

  • Existence of God.
  • Marriage and the family.

 

 

Assessment

Pupils will be entered for the GCSE examination, which will be a single tier entry.  All pupils will sit the same exam and be graded 1—9.

The qualification is 100% examination.

Paper 1—Study of Religion—Catholic Christianity.

Exam—1 hour 45 mins  = 118 marks.

Paper 2—Study of second Religion—Judaism.

Exam— 50 mins  = 59 marks.

Paper 3—Philosophy and Ethics.

Exam—50 mins  = 59 marks.

Progression routes for GCSE Religious Studies

  • A Level courses in Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies.
  • Level 2/3 courses in General RE.
  • Careers in Law, Medicine, Civil Service, Education, Healthcare professional, Politics, Management, Teaching, Counselling.
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