AQA GCSE Religious Studies A Resources

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Changes:

According to Ofqual’s announcement, there are no changes to AQA Religious Studies A for 2021.

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GCSE Religious Studies A 

Specification Code: 8062

QAN Code: 601/8400/0                                    

This AQA GCSE  Religious Studies A qualification is linear. Linear means that students have to sit all their exams at the end of the course. GCSE Papers follow the same to provide the students with the updated syllabus.

Subject content

Students must take assessments in the following two components in the same series:

  • Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices
  • Component 2: Thematic studies

Topics Assessed

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

Beliefs, teachings and practices of two from:

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Catholic Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism

Christianity and Catholic Christianity is a prohibited combination.

Assessment Format

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE

Mode of paper

  • Each religion has a common structure of 2 5-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.
  • Each religion is marked out of 48.

Component 2: Thematic studies

Topics assessed

Either four religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes or two religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes and two textual studies themes.

Religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes:

  • A: Relationships and families.
  • B: Religion and life.
  • C: The existence of God and revelation.
  • D: Religion, peace and conflict.
  • E: Religion, crime and punishment.
  • F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

Textual studies themes:

  • Theme G: St Mark’s Gospel – the life of Jesus.
  • Theme H: St Mark’s Gospel as a source of religious, moral and spiritual truths.

Assessment Format

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 3 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE

Mode of paper

  • Each theme has a common structure of one five-part question of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.
  • Each theme is marked out of 24.

There are 2 ways to go through this specification. Students have to enter the qualification either including or excluding Textual studies.

Textual studies way:

In this way, you must answer questions on either Christianity or Catholic Christianity, plus one religion from the other 5 specified religions in Component 1B and 2 from six religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes, plus both textual studies themes in Component 2B.

Non-Textual studies way:

In this way, you have to answer questions on 2 specific religions in Component 1A (Christianity and Catholic Christianity are prohibited combinations) and 4 from six religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes in Component 2A.

Themes A–F are examined in Component 2A, Themes A–H are examined in Component 2B.

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