Specification at a glance

 

GCSE Religious Studies A - Full Course 4052

To gain a Full Course candidates take any two* of fourteen units available.

Each unit accounts for 50% of the total Full Course marks.

Written paper - 3 hours

Part A - 48 marks

Part B - 24 marks

SPaG - 4 marks

*The following are Prohibited Combinations for the Full Course:

Unit 1 Christianity and Unit 3 Roman Catholicism

Unit 2 Christianity: Ethics and Unit 4 Roman Catholicism: Ethics

Unit 5 St Mark's Gospel and Unit 6 St Luke's Gospel 

 Unit 1 Christianity

Unit 2 Christianity: Ethics

Unit 3 Roman Catholicism

Unit 4 Roman Catholicism: Ethics

Unit 5 St Mark's Gospel

Unit 6 St Luke's Gospel

Unit 7 Philosophy of Religion

Unit 8 Islam

Unit 9 Islam: Ethics

Unit 10 Judaism

Unit 11 Judaism: Ethics

Unit 12 Buddhism

Unit 13 Hinduism

Unit 14 Sikhism

GCSE Religious Studies A - Short Course 4051

To gain a Short Course candidates take any one of fourteen units available.

Each unit accounts for 100% of the total Short Course marks.

Written paper - 1 hour 30 mins

Part A - 48 marks

Part B - 24 marks

SPaG - 4 marks