The RE Department offers two pathways at GCSE level:
1. AQA GCSE Religious Studies Route B
This two year ‘AQA Religious Studies B’ course consists of two components:
Year 11 – St Mark’s Gospel and Judaism 50%
Year 12 – Catholic Christianity 50%
Method of Assessment
In your course you will have studied two components. Each component is examined in one written exam 1 hour and 45 minutes in length.
Linear exam at the end of Year 12.
No Coursework or Controlled Assessment.
2. OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Religious Studies
This qualification provides students who may struggle with the demands of written examinations the opportunity to achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Religious Studies which is equivalent to a grade B at GCSE Level. Students study nine units and complete a portfolio of work for each unit. This work is assessed on a pass/fail basis. There is no external written examination. 100% of the qualification is gained through the completion of the portfolio work and all nine pieces must be submitted and meet the required standard to achieve a pass.
Nine units are covered over two years. These are
Accountancy Business Administration
Dentistry Environmental Studies
Law Media Studies
Or any Arts course.