Religious Studies

Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1RB0
Level of qualification: GCSE

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

AO1 (50%) - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and belief, including:

  • 􏰀  Beliefs, practices and sources of authority

  • 􏰀  Influence on individuals, com-munities and societies

  • 􏰀  Similarities and differences with- in and/or between religions and Beliefs.

AO2 (50%) - Analyse and evaluate aspects of religion and belief, including their significance and influence.

What will students learn about?

Paper 1: Area of Study 1 - Religion and Ethics (Paper code: 1RB0/1A – 1G)

Students must study all four content sections based upon Christianity.

  • 􏰀  Beliefs

  • 􏰀  Marriage and the Family - of the chosen religion

  • 􏰀  Living the Religious Life

  • 􏰀  Matters of Life and Death


Paper 2: Area of Study 2 - Religion, Peace and Conflict (Paper code: 1RB0/2A – 2G)

Students must study all four content sections based upon their Islam.

  • 􏰀  Beliefs

  • 􏰀  Crime and Punishment

  • 􏰀  Living the Religious Life – of the chosen religion

  • 􏰀  Peace and Conflict

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Paper 1: Area of Study 1 - Religion and Ethics:
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 50% of the qualification

Paper 2: Area of Study 2 - Religion, Peace and Conflict
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 50% of the qualification

What grades can students access?

Grades 9-1

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

AS and A Levels in Religious Studies and other subjects such as Philosophy, Sociology.

􏰀Vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals. 

For further information please contact:

Mr. L. Bradbury Assistant Head bradburyl@burntmill.essex.sch.uk