Religious Studies



Component 1: The study of religions, beliefs, teachings and practices
Students will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of two religions and their basis in the sources of wisdom and authority within those religions. They will study similarities and differences in the ways the beliefs and teachings of those religions are understood and expressed. Learning will include:

  1. Christianity (Unit 3.1.3)
    • Key beliefs
    • Jesus Christ and salvation
    • Worship and festivals
    • The role of the church in the local and worldwide community
  2.       Islam (Unit 3.1.5)

• Key beliefs
• Authority
• Worship
• Duties and festivals

Component 2: Thematic studies: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies:
Students will learn about different religious and non-religious perspectives on a range of themes. They will study religious, philosophical and ethical arguments related to these issues and will learn about their impact and influence on the modern world. Perspectives considered will include atheism and/or humanism. Themes selected for study are:

  1.  Relationships and families
  2.  Religion and life
  3.  The existence of God and revelation
  4.  Religion, peace and conflict


  • The course will follow the AQA GCSE in RS Specification A (Route 8062A)
  • There are two examinations of 1 hour 45 minutes at the end of the course


Updated 18/03/2022