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*Religious Studies GCSE (Short) at The Westwood Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form)

Course content

GCSE Religious Studies is a short course worth half a GCSE which is taught for 1 year. Pupils have two lessons a week and cover a variety of topics and ethical issues from the perspectives of Christianity and Islam.


Religion and Life

Believing in God

  • Does God exist?
  • In what form?
  • Why do people believe in God?

Life and Death

  • Life after death
  • Abortion
  • Euthanasia

Marriage & Family Life

  • Reasons to marry
  • Types of family
  • Divorce

Social Harmony

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Role of women

Religion & the Media

  • Religious themes in a film
  • Moral issues in TV programmes and Newspapers

Pupils will take one examination for this subject at the end of Year 10. The exam paper is 1 hour 45 minutes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Westwood Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 0 Weeks - 52 Weeks