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Pursue your studies in Religious Studies, from home-This new GCSE Religious Studies specification is equivalent to a UK GCSE studied in traditional schools and colleges.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in religious studies, this GCSE course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to study Religious Studies at A-Level
  • Those wanting to explore their own faith and know more about it
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving religion, as a teacher, advice worker or counsellor

The GCSE Religious Studies course enables you to:

  • Develop your understanding of religious beliefs and teaching and sources
  • Understand the importance of religion for individuals, communities and societies
  • Explore the different philosophical and ethical arguments
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification in Religious Studie

COURSE CONTENT

ASSESSMENT

To achieve a GCSE in Religious Studies you will be assessed across the 2 components. Both components will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below: Paper: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices - Christianity (J625/01)
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Weighing: 25% of the GCSE
  • Total Marks: 63
  • Assessed: Component one - Christianity
Paper: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices – Islam (J625/02)
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Weighing: 25% of the GCSE
  • Total Marks: 63
  • Assessed: Component one - Islam
Paper: Religion, philosophy and ethics in the modern world from a religious perspective - Christianity (J625/06)
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 50%
  • Total Marks: 126
  • Assessed: Component two
Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

COURSE DURATION

You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE Religious Studies course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for GCSE Religious Studies by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or online, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

COURSE OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Religious Studies. The GCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world. It is awarded by OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA). It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Available grades for this qualification will be awarded in a new 9-1 scale, where 9 is the highest (equivalent to A* under the old system).

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Course Curriculum

    • BELIEFS AND TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES 6 months
    • RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS IN THE MODERN WORLD FROM A RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE 6 months

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