GCSE Religious Studies Course – OCR

    Description

    This online GCSE Religious studies course will help learners understand religious beliefs, teaching sources and the importance of religion for individuals, communities and societies.

    During this GCSE Religious Studies course, students will: 

    • Explore the different philosophical and ethical arguments
    • Gain an internationally recognised qualification in Religious Studies

    Students are able to enrol and book their course online, 365 days a year. No set term times, no classes to attend, you have complete flexibility. Access your online resources and tutor support for 12 months, all included in the fee. 

    Note: Exam fees are not included in the fees paid to UK Open College. We do not book exams for students. However, you may wish to try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. You can also find a list of centres on the OCR website who may also be able to assist.


    Qualification: GCSE Religious Studies
    Support: 1-year support included – Email your tutor or call our support line 
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    OCR Specification: OCR J625
    Exams: Book your own exams  
    Price: Interest-Free Finance
    Type of Study: Study online 

    Once achieved, we also offer A Level Religious Studies that may be of interest. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 2 components of study in total as listed below.

    Beliefs and teaching and practices
    Religion, philosophy and ethics in the modern world from a religious perspective

     

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 200 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 270 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

    Assessment

    To achieve a GCSE in Religious Studies you will be assessed across the 2 components. Both components will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations.

    Paper: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices – Christianity (J625/01)
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 1 Hour
    Assessed: Component one – Christianity

    Paper: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices – Islam (J625/02)
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 1 Hour
    Assessed: Component one – Islam

    Paper: Religion, philosophy and ethics in the modern world from a religious perspective – Christianity (J625/06)
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 Hours
    Assessed: Component two

    Additional Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official OCR approved examination centres here 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

    Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Permanent resident in the UK
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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    Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

    *Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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