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GCSE Religious Studies

Course title: GCSE Religious Studies

Exam board: EDUQAS (formerly WJEC)

Available grades:  1-9 

Content overview: Component 1: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World 50%

Component 2: Study of Christianity 25%

Component 3: Study of a World Faith; Islam 25%

Assessment:  Three written examinations
Skills required to be successful: Description, showing knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs.

Explanation, showing understanding of how belief influences believers.

Discussion, detailed analysis based on reasoning and formulating judgements.

Further study links: A Level Religious Studies
A Level Philosophy
A Level Ethics

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