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Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics GCSE offers students the opportunity for the

anthropological and thematic study of Religion and religious responses to the fundamental

questions of life. This subject is suitable for candidates of any religious persuasion or none. The

RS GCSE encourages students to develop their interest and enthusiasm for the study of

Religion and the relationship between Religion and the wider world. Students will also develop

their knowledge and understanding of Religion by exploring the impact of beliefs, teachings,

practices, ways of life and forms of expressing faith. In addition, students will learn to express

their personal responses and gain informed insights on fundamental questions about identity,

belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments. Religious Studies, Philosophy

and Ethics encourages students to question the world in which we live and develops the critical

awareness and analytical skills essential for further and higher education.


Eduqas Religious Studies Route A GCSE (9-1) - £18.99


There are no compulsory trips associated with this course.


Further Education:

Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics A Level


Theology, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics


Law, Travel, Advertising, Human Resources, Public Services, Diplomacy, Publishing,

Journalism, Teaching.


Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Christian Beliefs, Teachings

and Practices

Worth 25% of the overall


The Nature of God

Jesus Christ and Salvation

The Afterlife

Forms of Worship

The Sacraments

The Role of Pilgrimage

Celebrations and Festivals

The Role of the Church

The Worldwide Church

Hindu Beliefs, Teachings

and Practices

Worth 25% of the overall


Nature and Features of the

Ultimate Being

Hindu Gods/Deities

The Eternal Self

Human Life


Places of Worship

Worship and Meditation


Sacred Sites and


Social Concern

Religious, Philosophical and

Ethical Studies

Worth 50% of the overall


From a Christian and Hindu


Issues of Relationships

Issues of Life and Death

Issues of Good and Evil

Issues of Human Rights

Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics