Exam Board Subject Leader
AQA Mrs S McKenna

All students within The Campion School undertake a GCSE in Religious Education. The course focuses on the Catholic faith, and features philosophical and ethical themes surrounding Catholicism. It ensures that our students explore a variety of contemporary themes throughout their study. Students of all abilities learn how Catholicism plays a fundamental role in society, and develop valuable, transferable skills for further study. We also study Judaism, helping students nurture their values and attitudes towards other faiths.

The course is split into two components, each of which is comprised of multiple topics and examined separately. All Units of the GCSE involve four specific specialisms; forms of expressions, beliefs and teachings, sources of authority and practices.

 

Component 1: Catholic Christianity

Catholic beliefs, teachings, practices, sources of authority and forms of expression in relation to six topics: 

  • Creation 
  • Incarnation 
  • the Triune God 
  • Redemption  
  • Church 
  • Eschatology

 

Component 2: Perspectives on Faith 

Judaism: Beliefs and Practices.  

  • Theme A: Religion, relationships and families 
  • Theme B: Religion, peace and conflict

 

Assessment

Components 1 and 2 are assessed separately through written exams at the end of Year 11. Each exam is worth 50% of the GCSE and lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

 

Textbooks

The following textbooks are recommended for the course:

  • Recommended textbook: AQA Religious Studies B Catholic Christianity with Islam and Judaism. (Oxford University Press) ISBN 978-0-19-837038-3 
  • Recommended revision guide: AQA Religious Studies B Catholic Christianity with Islam and Judaism. (Oxford University Press) ISBN 978-0-19-842287-7