Religious Education

Head of RE
Mrs Guidi

Exam Board:
Edexcel GCSE RE

Revision Guides:

RE Revision

Please note: we are continually updating the pupil learning journeys to address any gaps in pupil understanding that have arisen due to lockdowns

There are three areas of religion to be studied over the course of Year 10 and 11.

Paper 1—Study of Religion—Catholic Christianity


  • Beliefs and teachings.

  • Practices.

  • Sources of Wisdom and Authority.

  • Forms of expression and ways of life.

Paper 2—Study of second religion—Judaism


  • Beliefs and teachings.

  • Practices.

Paper 3—Philosophy and Ethics (Catholic Christianity)


  • Existence of God.

  • Marriage and the family.


Pupils will be entered for the GCSE examination, which will be a single tier entry. All pupils will sit the same exam and be graded 1—9.

The qualification is 100% examination.

Paper 1—Study of Religion—Catholic Christianity.

Exam—1 hour 45 mins = 118 marks.

Paper 2—Study of second Religion—Judaism.

Exam— 50 mins = 59 marks.

Paper 3—Philosophy and Ethics.

Exam—50 mins = 59 marks.

Progression routes for GCSE Religious Studies

  • A Level courses in Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies.

  • Level 2/3 courses in General RE.

  • Careers in Law, Medicine, Civil Service, Education, Healthcare professional, Politics, Management, Teaching, Counselling.