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The Willink School

The Willink School

Religious Education - Head of department Mrs J Jackson
Mrs S Herd, Mrs K Friend, Mrs H Jonas


Course Outline

RE in Years 10 and 11 is a statutory requirement. It is expected that most students will complete the full course GCSE.

Short and Full Course GCSE

The GCSE RE course is changing. A new course will be set for first teaching September 2016.

Overview of topics.

Religion and Ethics.

Peace and Conflict.

Full course only: Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice.

This course develops transferable skills for progression - students will develop analytical and critical thinking skills to enable them to present a wide range of well-informed and reasonable arguments, aiding in progression to AS and A level study.

Breakdown – coursework, exam percentage

Edexcel Examination Board G.C.S.E. New for first teaching September 2016. Exam and specification still waiting confirmation at present.

Written external exams at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 revision notes

Use the dynamic learning website for edexcel GCSE RE unit1. R.E uses the edexcel exam board. Revision guides can be obtained from the Finance department at £5.99 each

The Dynamic learning is an online resource purchased by the school.

Key revision leaflets and resources for students have been produced and are accessable on the VLE platform. Goto the RE department and select yr10 or yr11 and resources needed.