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Religious Education - GCSE CORE Subject

Head of Department: - Mrs E McGwinn 
Examining Board: Eduqas 

All students will sit the Religious Education GCSE at the end of Year 10.

What Will I Study?

Students will learn and discuss issues that affect them today and in the future. Students will also study Christianity in the UK.
Topic areas covered will include:

  • Issues  of Life and Death
  • Issues of Good and Evil
  • Issues of Human rights
  • Christianity (Beliefs, Teachings and Practices)
  • Islam (Beliefs, Teachings and Practices)

What Skills Will I Develop?

Debating and discussion skills
Understanding of religious and non-religious beliefs
Critical analysis and the ability to construct and write well informed, balanced and informed, structured arguments
Application of knowledge
Ability to analyse questions related to religious

How Will I Be Assessed?

There are three written examination papers:

Paper 1- Religion, Philosophical and Ethical Studies is 2 hours and is 50% of the total marks

Paper 2- Christianity is 1hour and is 25% of the total marks

Paper 3- Islam is 1 hour and is 25% of the total marks  

For more information please see Religious Education Learning Journey and Curriculum Overview.