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

What's assessed

Beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Judaism

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

• 96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)

• 50% of GCSE

Questions

Each religion has a common structure of two five-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.

Each religion is marked out of 48

Component 2: Thematic studies

What's assessed

Four chosen out of 6 religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes

• Theme A: Relationships and families.

• Theme B: Religion and life.

• Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.

• Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.

• Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.

• Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

Textual studies themes:

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

• 96 marks, plus 3 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)

• 50% of GCSE

Questions

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.