There has been another increase in the number of students taking the Full Course GCSE in RS, continuing a trend over a decade: 239,123 students sat the exam in 2012 compared to 221,974 in 2011.
The short course has diminished slightly in numbers, as predicted: 235,916 students sat the exam in 2012 compared to 257,793 in 2011.
We note with pleasure that the percentage of A*s and As has held its own, while in other subjects it has declined. This is an indication of the quality of teaching in RS.
We believe that religious studies continues to be a vital element of a broad and balanced curriculum for young people aged 14-16. We are encouraged that RS appears not to have suffered from the EBacc factor.
We congratulate the students and the teachers for their hard work in sometimes difficult circumstances.
Culham St Gabriel’s is continuing to work with others to find ways of supporting teachers of RE in their work.
James Robson 23/08/2012