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Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies B

Course Overview

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies online course is well suited to anyone who has questions to ask and opinions to give. This course will appeal to people who are interested in others and in human beliefs and behaviours. Students studying GCSE Religious Studies are given the unique opportunity to see the world from a different perspective. Students will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring the significance and impact of beliefs, teachings, sources, practices and ways of life.

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies online  online course will allow you to express your own beliefs whilst taking into account the beliefs of others. Religious Studies allows students to express their personal responses on fundamental questions and encourages them to explore these topics and build informed, well-articulated arguments for and against these issues.

Religious Studies will help develop your key skills in communication, working with others, problem solving and improving your own learning. It will also give you skills in making decisions about moral problems, and help you to become sure about your own beliefs and explain them clearly to others. It is not about making you religious, it is about enabling you to think for yourself about religious and moral issues. You do not need a ‘faith’ to enjoy this course – atheists are just as welcome as curious believers.

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies  online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.

We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropiate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

This online course  has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

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Course Contents

Area of Study 1: Religion and Ethics

The focus of this area of study is on Religion and Ethics; this is one of three areas of study,
of which students must complete two.

This area of study comprises a study in depth of a religion as a lived religion within the United Kingdom and throughout the world, and its beliefs and teachings on life, specifically within families, and with regard to matters of life and death

Christianity religion:

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Matters of Life and Death.

Islam:

  • Islamic Beliefs
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Living the Muslim Life
  • Matters of Life and Death.

 

Area of Study 2: Religion, Peace and Conflict

The focus of this area of study is on Religion, Peace and Conflict; this is one of three areas of study of which students must complete two.
For this area of study, students must study all four content sections in relation toa religion.

Christianity religion:

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Peace and Conflict

Islam:

  • Muslim Beliefs
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Living the Muslim Life
  • Peace and Conflict

Area of Study 3: Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice

The focus of this area of study is on Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice; this is one of
three areas of study of which students must complete two.
For this area of study, students must study all four content sections in relation to a religion.

Christainity religion:

  • Christainity Beliefs
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Equality

Islam:

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Living the Muslim Life
  • Equality

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

Assessment

The Pearson Edexcel  GCSE (9–1) in Religious Studies B consists of three
Areas of Study from which students study two, which are then assessed through two externally set examination papers.

Please note, Pearson Edexcel does offer the chance to learn about other religions, however, due to tutors’ expertise, you must study Christianity and Islam when studying with Swansea Online Learning College.

Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full GCSE Religious Studies B online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in Religious Studies by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Religious Studies. The awarding body is Pearson Edexcel.

Exam Details

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Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today…

 

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