Following feedback from teachers and examiners, we are replacing the 6-mark combined assessment objective questions in GCSE Religious studies J625 and GCSE (short course) Religious Studies J125. These changes will make our assessment more straightforward for students, teachers and examiners. We have also made a minor change to a level of response descriptor in the mark scheme. These changes will be introduced for the 2020 exam series.
GCSE Religious studies J625:
GCSE (Short course) Religious Studies J125:
We have updated the sample assessment materials to reflect these changes for ‘Christianity Beliefs and teachings and Practices’ J625/01, 'Religion, philosophy and ethics in the modern world from a Christian perspective’ J625/06, and GCSE Short Course J125/01 so you can see what our new question papers and mark schemes will look like. These can be found under the assessment tab on the GCSE Religious Studies qualification pages. We will update the sample assessment materials for the remaining components ready for teaching in September 2019.
In September we are hosting a webinar which will add further clarification to this update, and answer any questions which this might raise. Look out for more information on how to book your space on this in the next few weeks.
In September we will also provide a candidate exemplar resource, which will provide more details about these changes to help your students become familiar with the knowledge and skills needed in our qualification.
If you would like further information please contact the Religious Studies Subject Advisor on 01223 553998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.