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Religious Studies GCSE from 2017

We are developing a new GCSE Religious Studies qualification for first teaching in Wales from September 2017 (first assessment in 2019). We have worked with the teaching community, education professionals and subject specialists to develop this new GCSE Religious Studies qualification to meet approval criteria set by Qualifications Wales. – find link on QW site

2019 Summer Examination - Summary Guide

Utilising results from the 2019 summer assessment, our mathematics team and examiners have analysed the performance of candidates to provide a summary to aid your teaching.

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Online Exam Review

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Cashing in WJEC GCSE Full and Short Course Religious Studies and ICT Qualifications

Information is available here regarding the process of cashing-in for WJEC GCSE Full and Short Course Religious Studies.

Guided Learning Hours

All full course GCSE qualifications are designed to be taken by 16 year-old learners following a two-year programme of study comprised of 120 guided learning hours (GLH). This is reflected in the breadth, depth and challenge of the content that learners will be assessed against. The GLH value for regulated qualifications is indicated on QiW, the online database of qualifications hosted by Qualifications Wales. This GLH value indicates the recommended amount of teaching time required to deliver the necessary learning to achieve the qualification.

REconnect magazine - Issue 3

The 3rd edition of our popular Religious Studies magazine, REconnect, is now available.

This edition is packed with important information relating to key dates in 2018/19 and thought provoking articles to support the delivery of the GCSE and AS/A Level courses.

REconnect Issue 3

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Principal Examiners' Report

The 2019 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this 's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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