Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content

There is one examined component containing the following:

Assessments

Updated

Beliefs, teachings and ethical studies

What's assessed

Section A: The study of religions: beliefs and teachings of two religions from the following:

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism.
Section B: Thematic studies: religious, philosophical and ethical studies:
  • Theme A: Relationships and families
  • Theme B: Religion, peace and conflict

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 100% of GCSE Short course

Questions

Section A:
  • Students answer questions on two religions
  • The questions within each religion have a common structure made up of five-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.

Section B:

  • Students answer questions on both themes
  • The questions within each theme have a common structure made up of five-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.

All questions are marked out of 24.