Religious Studies

Assessment and (Provisional) Examination / Assessment Dates:
• End of unit internal assessments
• A Pre- Public Examination (November 2018)
• Two examination GCSE papers (May 13th and 20th 2019)

Key Resources:
• Classroom Textbook [provided] : AQA GCSE Religious Studies by Lesley Parry, Jan Hayes, Sheila Butler • Hodder Education • Paperback ISBN 978 1 4718 6685 2
• Revision Textbook [provided] : GCSE Religious Studies: AQA A Revision Guide by CPG Books • Coordination Group Publications Ltd (CPG) • Paperback ISBN-10 1782946411

Areas of study:

Paper 1 (Component 1)

Christianity
- Beliefs & teachings
- Practices

Islam
- Beliefs & teachings
- Practices

Paper 2 (Component 2)

Themes:

A: Relationships & Families
B: Religion & Life
D: Religion, peace & conflict
E: Religion, crime and punishment

Assessment components:

The course is assessed by 2 written examinations, each paper lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes, is marked out of 101 and accounts for 50 per cent of the GCSE. Both of these written exams are sat at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1 (Component 1)

Section A: Christianity

Section B: Islam

Paper 2 (Component 2)

Themes:

A: Relationships & Families
B: Religion & Life
C: Religion, Peace & Conflict
D: Religion, Crime & Punishment

Useful websites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zb48q6f BBC Bitesize GCSE Religious Studies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/ BBC Religions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/guide/ BBC Ethics
https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/rs-religious-studies
https://studywise.co.uk/gcse-revision/religious-studies