GCSE Religious Studies

Course codes: OSC1170 / OSC1319
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Pursue your studies in Religious Studies, from home. This course provides you with the course materials needed to successfully gain your GCSE Religious Studies qualification.

  • Develop your understanding of religious beliefs and teaching and sources
  • Understand the importance of religion for individuals, communities and societies
  • Explore the different philosophical and ethical arguments
  • Gain an internationally recognised GCSE qualification in Religious Studies
  • Choose to add on your exams and we will book these for you
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Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in religious studies, this GCSE course is ideal for students who are planning to study Religious Studies at A-Level, for those wanting to explore their own faith and know more about it and anyone aspiring to achieve a career involving religion, as a teacher, advice worker or counsellor.

This new GCSE Religious Studies specification is equivalent to a UK GCSE studied in traditional schools and colleges.

Please note, you can take this course without completing exams but you will not receive the GCSE accreditation.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Course Outcome

You will receive your GCSE in Religious Studies (you must take the exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


3 paper-based exams.

Course Content

Specification: OCR J625

Please note, OCR does offer the chance to learn about other religions, however due to tutors expertise you must study Christianity and Islam.

  • Existence and importance of common and divergent views
  • Sources of authority and wisdom that underpin and connect teachings
  • Influencing individuals, communities and societies
  • Offer reasoned and supported arguments
  • Relationships and families
  • Men and women
  • The question of God
  • The nature of reality
  • Experiencing God
  • Religion, peace and conflict
  • Violence and conflict
  • Peace and peace making
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Challenges for religion
  • Dialogue within and between religious groups
  • Dialogue between religious and non-religious groups