Religious Studies (Year 11)

       Exam Dates for 2022


       Monday 16th May –   Religious Studies A Paper 1 

       Thursday 26th May –  Religious Studies A Paper 2

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Beliefs and teachings

  • The nature of God: The oneness of God and the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Different Christian beliefs about creation including the role of Word and Spirit (John 1:1–3 and Genesis 1:1–3).
  • Different Christian beliefs about the afterlife and their importance, including: resurrection and life after death; judgement, heaven and hell.
  • Beliefs and teachings about: the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension
  • The means of salvation, including law, grace and Spirit
  • The role of Christ in salvation including the idea of atonement.



  • The role and meaning of the sacraments: the sacrament of baptism and its significance for Christians; infant and believers’ baptism; different beliefs about infant baptism.
  • The role and importance of celebrations including: the celebrations of Christmas and Easter, including their importance for Christians in Great Britain today.
  • The place of mission, evangelism and Church growth.
  • The importance of the worldwide Church including: working for reconciliation
  • how Christian churches respond to persecution.


Beliefs and teachings

  • The nature of God: God as Law-Giver and Judge, loving and merciful.
  • The nature and role of the Messiah, including different views on the role and importance of the Messiah.
  • The promised land and the Covenant with Abraham, Genesis 12:1–3.
  • The Covenant at Sinai and its importance including the role of Moses and the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1–17.
  • Key moral principles including justice, healing the world, charity and kindness to others.



  • The synagogue and its importance.
  • Public acts of worship including: synagogue services in both Orthodox and Reform synagogues.
  • Shabbat in the home and synagogue and its significance.
  • Rituals and their significance: Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
  • Dietary laws and their significance, including different Jewish views about their importance. Kosher and trefah.
  • Festivals and their importance for Jews in Great Britain today, including the origins and meaning of:
  • Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.