Religious Studies A: Full and Short Courses (4050)
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GCSE Religious Studies A helps students develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, the study of Religion and its relation to the wider world. This two-unit specification requires students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of Religion.
The specification encourages personal response and informed insight on fundamental questions about:
The specification is distinctive in providing the opportunity for the systematic study of the beliefs, sources of authority, practices and organisation of the major Christian denominations. For a full course it allows a depth study of Christianity, Islam or Judaism, or a study of two religions in which case Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism are also choices.
This course has no coursework or controlled assessment.
There is no necessity for prior learning or level of attainment to undertake study of this specification. However consideration has been given to courses followed at Key Stage 3 within faith schools.
The study of Religious Studies A lays a good foundation for further study of Religious Studies at A-level and complements other related A-level subjects including Philosophy, Law, History, History of Art, Government and Politics, Sociology and English Literature.
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|Specification title||Religious Studies A: Full and Short Courses|
|Certification code||4052 Full Course
4051 Short Course
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