Course Title: Religious Studies A (8062)
Exam Board: AQA
About the course
Our GCSE covers a range of the major world religions, six contemporary ethical themes and two textual studies, ensuring diverse and intriguing topics are studied throughout the course. A GCSE in Religious Studies will challenge you with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth. It will also enable you to develop your own attitudes towards religious issues.
You will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture, as well as develop your analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. All these skills will help prepare you for further study.
Students must take assessments in the following two components:
- Component 1 - The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices. (Islam and Christianity)
- Component 2 - Thematic Studies which include: Relationships and families. Religion, peace and conflict, Religion, human rights and social justice.
How it is assessed
Assesment for this course will take place at the end of year 10 and consists of two papers.
Paper 1: 50%
Paper 2: 50%