We’ve amended the format of question papers for our GCSE Religious Studies A (8062) so we can allocate religions to specialist examiners.
Moving to a combined question paper and answer booklet format will provide direct guidance for your students on the length of their answers, and will also ensure that no student attempts to answer questions on the wrong religion.
We've also amended the number of marks awarded for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).
We’ve updated the sample papers to show you what each paper will look like.
SPaG marks will still be awarded for the twelve mark questions, although the SPaG mark will now be out of three marks.
You can find the updated level descriptors in the latest version of the specification.
The updated sample papers now include the final accredited wording of the command phrases for five mark questions.
For Paper 1, the command will be: ‘Refer to sacred writings or another source of [Christian/Muslim/Jewish/Hindu/Sikh/Buddhist] belief and teaching in your answer’.
For Paper 2, the command will be: ‘Refer to sacred writings or another source of religious belief and teaching in your answer’.