GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Exam board: OCR
Religious Studies A
The Apostles' Creed
The Holy Trinity
God the Father
God the Son
God the Holy Spirit
Sin, judgement and forgiveness
Salvation and eternal life
Frameworks for living: Ten Commandments; two Great Commandments; Sermon on the Mount
Special Days and Pilgrimages
Holy Week and Easter
Easter Sunday and Pentecost
Christmas and Epiphany
Sundays and Saints' Days
Places of pilgrimage: Israel, Lourdes, Rome and Walsingham
Major divisions and interpretations
How did Christian denominations come into being?
The Roman Catholic Church
The Orthodox Church
Churches working together: ecumenism
Ecumenical communities: Taize, Iona and Corymeela
Challenges facing the Christian Church
Perspectives on World Religions
Responsibility for the planet
Christian teachings about the origins of the world and humanity
Religion and science: Big Bang and evolution
The place of humanity in relation to animals
Responses to environmental issues
War, peace and human rights
Attitudes to war and violence
How does the Bible influence Christians about war, peace and justice?
What do Christians believe about a just war, pacifism and violence?
Prejudice and equality
What is equality?
Discrimination because of colour and race
Discrimination because of gender
Attitudes towards other religions
Places and forms of worship
Where and why do Christians worship?
What does a church look like?
Inside a church
Inside a Roman Catholic church
Inside an Orthodox church
Inside a Nonconformist church
Public acts of worship: Eucharist/Holy Communion
Forms of Christian worship
The role of religious leaders in worship
Religion in the faith community and the family
Showing commitment to Christianity: baptism and confirmation
Christian beliefs about marriage
Christian beliefs about death
The nurture of the young and the role of the family
Christian teaching about charity and concern for others
What makes a book or writings sacred?
What makes the Bible important to Christians?
Why is the New Testament important to Christians?
How the Bible is used by Christians in worship
How the Bible is used in private worship
How does the Bible help to develop Christian belief?
How do Christians show respect to the Bible?
Is the Bible true?
Religion and human relationships
Roles of men and women in a Christian family
Marriage and marriage ceremonies
Sexual relationships and contraception
Religion and medical ethics
Attitudes to abortion
What do Christians believe about fertility treatment?
Attitudes to euthanasia and suicide?
Do animals have rights?
Religion, poverty and wealth
Christian beliefs about the causes of hunger, poverty and disease
Religious views about poverty and wealth
Concern for others
Moral and immoral occupations