GCSE Islamic Studies

Workbook 5

Currently in the UK, a Full or Short Course GCSE Religious Studies qualification on Islam is offered by AQA and Edexcel.

The material in Workbook 5 has been written and compiled specifically for students studying a GCSE in Islam and covers key course material and topics for both exams.

All the assessment material in Workbook 5, including the questions for each lesson and the regular class tests and end of year exam are written at GCSE level. The testing structure measures individual learning and progress.

Registering for a GCSE in Islam

In order to register pupils for a GCSE in Islam, teachers, parents and Imams are required to contact their local examination centre (a school which offers GCSE examinations) and request places for the examination. Examination fees may apply.

Curriculum and Criteria

The Islamic studies material covered by each of the examination boards mentioned above, for their GCSE qualification, is continuously being reviewed and modified. Additional material may need to be covered.

Our advice to teachers is to refer to the curriculum and criteria for assessments, depending on the examination board through which the assessment is being taken, by clicking on the following links:

AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies
edexcel logo Edexcel: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses.html

Since last year, the curriculums for both AQA and Edexcel have introduced material and examination questions on Shiah Islam.

As Workbook 5 covers Sunni Islam, we refer teachers to relevant material about Shiah Islam on the following websites:

Shiah Studies: http://shiastudies.org

BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/subdivisions/sunnishia_1.shtml

iSyllabus for Schools does not take any responsibility for the material on third party websites.

We are planning to introduce additional lessons on Shiah Islam in the near future.