GCSE Religious Studies

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Teaching: Nov 2016
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The Eduqas GCSE in Religious Studies aims to:

  • Develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism
  • Develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, teachings, practices, and sources of wisdom and authority, including through their reading of

key religious texts, other texts, and scriptures of the religions they are studying

  • Develops learners’ ability to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced and structured written arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of the subject
  • Provides opportunities for learners to engage with questions of belief, value, meaning, purpose, truth, and their influence on human life
  • Challenges learners to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learnt and contributes to their preparation for adult life in a pluralistic society and global community.

Following this specification will enable learners to:

  • Deepen their understanding of the relationship between people
  • Become informed about common and divergent views within traditions in the way beliefs and teachings are understood and expressed
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fact that religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian
  • Understand that religious traditions in Great Britain are diverse and include the following religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism.

Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies takes a distinctive issues based approach to the study of religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world. The course will also enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of two religions. Following up from this a student may go on to study A level religious studies.

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