Following a review of this summer’s exam series, from the Summer 2019 series onwards, we will be adopting an integrated question and answer booklet format for Components 01-05 (Beliefs and teachings & Practices) of our GCSE in Religious Studies.
This change means that instead of a student having a separate question paper and a separate answer booklet for each religion, they will just have one integrated paper per religion. We hope this change will make the examination easier to administer.
Each question will be followed by lines on which candidates can write their responses. This will give candidates a useful indication on how much to write and how long to spend on each question.
We have updated the sample assessment materials to reflect this change in structure and they are now available from the qualification page. To access them, go to Assessment > Sample assessment materials.
This change will not apply to Components 06-10 (the religion, philosophy and ethics papers) or the GCSE Religious Studies Short Course.
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