GCSE Religious Studies A

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8062
  • QAN code: 601/8400/0

Our new GCSE Religious Studies A specification offers a range of faith-specific options and a variety of relevant and contemporary themes, ensuring you and your students have a diverse choice of intriguing subjects to explore and discuss.

Students will learn how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture, and develop valuable skills that will help prepare them for further study.

We’ve included familiar topics and inspiring new ones, so we’re confident that this new specification is enjoyable to teach and engaging for students of all abilities.


Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



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Key dates

  • 14 May 2018 Exam for GCSE Religious Studies: The Study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices (new) (8062 paper 1)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 45m
  • 16 May 2018 Exam for GCSE Religious Studies: Thematic Studies (8062 paper 2)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 45m

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