Everyone at Culham St Gabriel’s would like to offer our warmest congratulations to all students receiving their GCSE RS results today and to the teachers of RS and RE who have led their students so well. The results today illustrate the vibrancy of our subject and the fact that it still is essential and relevant for new generations of students! Congratulations to all!
However, as highlighted by NATRE, while the number of full GCSE course entries increased by 7% this year, the number of short course entries has fallen dramatically by 30% since 2013. NATRE suggests that this reduction in numbers taking the short course reflects the large number of schools failing to meet their legal requirements to provide religious education to this key age group.
For NATRE’s full statement and analysis, see: http://www.natre.org.uk/news.php