Curriculum - GCSE

We start the RS GCSE course in Upper 4. In the fifth form all girls continue with GCSE study in RS. They have the option of sitting the GCSE Short Course, and taking this public examination at the end of the Lower 5. Alternatively they can opt for Full Course GCSE. A brief outline of the course in KS4 is below.

Students sit AQA Religious Studies 8061 D – Short course, or AQA Religious Studies 8062MA – Full Course


Lower 5 Short Course

Autumn and Spring 1

  • GCSE – Muslim beliefs


Spring 2 and Summer

  • GCSE Religion and conflict


Lower 5 Full course

  • GCSE – Christian beliefs and practices
  • GCSE – Muslim beliefs and practices
  • GCSE Religion and conflict


Upper 5


  • Religion and relationships
  • Religion and conflict
  • Religion and Human Rights
  • Religion Crime and Punishment