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New GCSE RS Specs

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by ndtrigg, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. ndtrigg

    ndtrigg New commenter

    Hi All,

    Was wandering what everyone else is doing regarding the new specifications?

    Which ones do you like/not like etc?
  2. jerseyperson

    jerseyperson New commenter

    Arghhhhhhhh. I don't know and it's messing with my brain! We run compulsory short course at my school but want to do Christianity and Hinduism. The only exam board running that combo for the short course is Edexcel but I really wanted to stick with OCR. Also- it looks to me like the short course and full course are no longer compatible? So I don't think we're going to be able to offer full course as an extension, as we have in the past. Boooo. How about you?
  3. ndtrigg

    ndtrigg New commenter

    Going for AQA A

    Only two exams and looks interesting.
  4. FormosaRed

    FormosaRed Occasional commenter

    Isn't Ofqual expected to report back in January about the amended specs ? Then, once they've been approved, we can look at them and then decide which one(s) to pick....

    It is doing my head in.
  5. DrJay

    DrJay Occasional commenter

    AQA fully approved. All others are awaiting approval.
  6. Skitashi

    Skitashi New commenter

    OCR A level approved yesterday-we will go with them
    We are going with AQA for GCSE
    mehal12 likes this.
  7. marzie74

    marzie74 New commenter

    Im going with AQA Spec A because out of them all (Edexcel, OCR, AQA and WJEC) it looks the best and most interesting
  8. Cornishbodger

    Cornishbodger New commenter

    Eduqas has now been accredited. I'm going with them because I feel it's the most flexible and most accessible for the pupils at my school. We're moving away from AQA.
  9. ndtrigg

    ndtrigg New commenter

    We're definitely doing AQA A now.

    I feel that this spec has the best questions as they start easy and get slowly harder (1 mark, 2 mark, 4 mark, 5 mark and 12 mark)

    Some of the others seem to jump straight into the hard questions

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