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We are pleased to announce that our new GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies qualifications are accredited for first teaching in 2016.
The new OCR GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies specifications are designed to help learners develop knowledge and understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, such as atheism, humanism and secularism. Teachers will have the choice of a GCSE full course or a GCSE short course.
Both specifications include an exciting area of study: Dialogue between religions and non-religious beliefs and attitudes. This topic area tackles relevant issues for learners in modern British society.
Modern and engaging – Your students can gain a deeper understanding of two religions, and explore philosophy and ethical studies in the modern world.
Designed to inspire – The specification includes exciting content that explores relationships and families, peace and conflict, belief in God and non-religious belief.
Skills for today’s world – Religious Studies can open up the possibility of in-depth debate, which leads to critical evaluation and analysis.
Straightforward assessment – It has a simple, clear assessment structure that consists of two written examinations.
Support and guidance – You’ll have support available throughout the lifetime of the qualification from the Religious Studies team and from content developers who, between them, have experience in teaching, assessment and education.
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Accredited specification for the new GCSE (9–1) Religious Studies qualification.
Accredited specification for the new GCSE (9–1) Religious Studies (Short course) qualification.
An overview of our GCSE (9–1) Religious Studies qualifications for first teaching September 2016.
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An example showing how the specification may be taught over two years.
This activity contains a variety of tasks to help learning on the topic of Prayer.
Teacher instructions to support the set up and running of the Prayer learner activity.
A useful activity designed to enhance learner knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church and its view of family.
Teacher instructions to support the set up and running of the 'Roman Catholic Church and its view of family' learner activity.
Activities encouraging learners to consider the lives and experiences of Christians globally who suffer in order to continue to follow their faith.
This resource suggests classroom activities focusing on the work and rationale of a range of ecumenical communities.
This resource includes teaching and learning suggestions within the topic area ‘Dialogue within and between religious and non religious groups'.
This resource provides a starting point to facilitate discussions with learners and includes suggestions for teaching and learning opportunities.