Resources are available from Parent Pay to purchase.
GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES (OPTION A) – AREAS TO REVISE 2022
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.