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Religious Studies GCSE

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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: WJEC GCSE Religious Studies deferred

On 11 February, Qualifications Wales announced their decision to defer the introduction of the new GCSE Religious Studies, for first teaching from September 2016 to September 2017. For more information, please read our latest news article

GCSE Religious Studies draft summary of assessment (Wales)   

Continuing Professional Development

We are holding a series of CPD courses in spring 2017 to support teachers preparing to deliver GCSE Religious Studies (from 2017). Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC GCSE Religious Studies - Preparing to Teach (Wales Centres Only)

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
E-mail: lynda.maddock@wjec.co.uk

Christopher Barfoot - Religious Studies Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5094
E-mail: christopher.barfoot@wjec.co.uk

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