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Qualification Name Religious Studies
Exam Board AQA
Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate) GCSE
Level (1,2 or both)
GLH (Guided Learning Hours) 144 guided working hours per year.
Course Content Outline (What Will I study?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Studies GCSE is a CORE subject for all St Michael’s students. They will study GCSE RE from Year 9 – Year 11.

Paper 1: Component 1 – The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices.

The faiths studied are Christianity and Sikhism.

A comparative study of two world faiths;

Christianity

Key beliefs, key figures, practices/ festivals, the role of the church and worldwide community.

Sikhism

Key beliefs, beliefs about the nature of human life, practices, festivals and lifestyles.

 

Paper 2: Component 2— Thematic Studies

Theme A: Relationships and families.

Theme B: Religion and life

Theme C: The existence of God and revelation Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict

Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment

Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities.

(How will I study?)

Trips to Liverpool and/or Coventry Cathedral, Smethwick Gurdwara and St Giles’ church. Case studies linked local and global personalities.

Booklets and group work and discussion Past exam paper practice

Religious Studies skills practice

Success Criteria

 

(How will I be assessed?)

Paper 1: Component 1—The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices. [50% of GCSE]

The faiths studied are Christianity and Sikhism.

Paper 2: Component 2— Thematic Studies [50% of GCSE]

Theme A: Relationships and families

Theme B: Religion and life

Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict

Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment

Succession Paths Post-16 Did you know why colleges and universities value Religious Studies? The skills required to cover

Exam Specifications

Religious Studies KS4 GSCE Specification