Religious Studies Course Content

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Religious Studies, Philosophy & Applied Ethics GCSE

A range of moral issues including topics such as:

  • The Right to Life – Abortion, Suicide, Euthanasia
  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Marriage, divorce and sexual relationships
  • Religion, peace and conflict

The beliefs, practices and teachings of Christianity plus those of another religion such as Buddhism or Sikhism

You will also:

  • Develop your understanding of the beliefs and opinions of others.
  • Explore the attitudes of religious and non-religious people to the existence of God.
  • Evaluate ideas and beliefs from a variety of perspectives.
  • Strengthen your own critical thinking skills.

Assessment

Exam board: AQA – Specification A

There are 2 exams for this qualification;

Paper 1 – The study of religions; beliefs, teachings and practices – Christianity & Buddhism

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 – Thematic studies – Theme A, D, E & F

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))
  • 50% of GCSE