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Religious Studies GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

This full course will be followed by students in year 10 and 11 who are not following the entry level course.
This full course will provide you with the opportunity to:
 develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring the significance and impact of beliefs, teachings, sources, practices, ways of life and forms of expressing meaning;
 express your personal responses and informed insights on fundamental questions and issues about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments.

Course content

You will study all of the following topics and have the chance to look at Christianity and Judaism.

Unit 2: Religion and Life:

Topic 1: Believing in God

Topic 2: Matters of life and death

Topic 3: Marriage and the family

Topic 4: Religion and community cohesion

Unit 8: Religion and Society:

Topic 1: Rights and responsibilities

Topic 2: Environmental and medical issues

Topic 3: Peace and conflict

Topic 4: Crime and punishment


This course is assessed by two written 1 hour 30 minute exams taken in year 11 during May/June. Both of the question papers are divided into four sections, with students having a choice between two groups of questions in each section.

Future opportunities

Naturally, a Level 3 in Religious Studies follows on from this. Therefore, this qualification can be regarded as preparation for Level 2 or Level 3 work in any of the Humanities, as well as Sociology, Philosophy, Politics or Psychology. The course develops a student’s ability to face moral dilemmas that are regularly highlighted in the media, in preparation for their oncoming adult life. As a Christian College, we also believe that students gain personal spiritual development which they can reflect on throughout their life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years