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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Cambridge Upper Secondary

Why Study Cambridge IGCSE Religious Studies?

Cambridge IGCSE Religious Studies course aims to promote an enquiring, critical and sympathetic approach to the study of religion. You will reflect on religious responses to moral issues, identify and explore questions about the meaning of life, and recognise the contribution of religion to patterns of belief and behaviour. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE Religious Studies requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We do not expect learners starting this course to have previously studied Religious Studies.



Students studying Cambridge IGCSE Religious Studies take two papers in a single examination series.

Paper 1 Duration Weighting
Candidates answer questions from two sections. Each section has two compulsory structured questions. 1 hour 45 minutes 50%
Paper 2 Duration Weighting
Candidates answer questions from two sections. Each section has three questions. 1 hour 45 minutes 50%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE Religious Studies can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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