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Religious Studies

GCSE Religious Studies

Course Length

Two years.

The specification emphasises the importance of faith and practice in the study of religion and provides an opportunity for the systematic study of Christianity and other religions in the UK. It is designed to be delivered as a full course and students are assessed at the end of the course.

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The Specification

Edexcel Religious Studies 2RS01


5RS01 Religion and Life based on a study of  Christianity and at least one other religion1 hour 30 min50%
5RS09 Christianity1 hour 30 min50%


Course content 

5RS01 Religion and Life based on a study of Christianity and at least one other religion
Believing in God
Matters of Life and Death Marriage and the Family
Religion and Community Cohesion

5RS09 Christianity Beliefs and values
Community and Tradition, Worship and Celebration,
Living the Christian Life.

Reading List

Taylor, I (2009) GCSE Religious Studies Religion and Life based on Christianity & Islam Edexcel A Unit 1 Student Book, Oxford: OUP

Kelly, J (2009) Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies Unit 9C: Christianity: Student Book, London: Edexcel


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