GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Religious Studies covers a range of religions and their core beliefs. The course gives pupils the chance to investigate a religion at depth, with them looking at core religious beliefs and practices for Christianity and Islam, as well as applying these to ethical dilemmas in the areas of peace and conflict, as well as social justice.

They will also have a chance to grapple with unanswered philosophical question. With the course being split in to 2 areas of study, it gives them an excellent chance to explore a wide range of issues from a range of religious perspectives. Students study route B of the Edexcel course – Beliefs in Actions, this allows them to examine contemporary relevant issues from the perspective of different faith groups, whilst also investigating the core beliefs of those faiths.

Students will sit two examinations, each expecting them to apply a particular religious approach to the topics under discussion.