Religious Studies GCSE
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide GCSE Religious Studies qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.
WJEC currently offers two different Religious Studies specifications at GCSE. WJEC GCSE Religious Studies remains popular with centres for a number of reasons including:
- the clarity of the specifications and assessment material
- the quality of training both face-to-face and online
- extensive online teaching materials available
- in-depth CPD courses and training material provided
- the high quality of service provided by WJEC staff.
WJEC currently offers two specifications in Religious Studies at GCSE level:
For centres in Wales: Approved WJEC GCSE Religious Studies (for teaching from 2017)
WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE Religious Studies qualification, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2017. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales and has been approved by Qualifications Wales: it is not available to centres in England.
For centres in England: WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies (for teaching from 2016)
Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in England. The draft specification and draft sample assessment materials can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies page.
For further information, please contact:
Lynda Maddock - Religious Studies Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5122
Christopher Barfoot - Religious Studies Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5094