why are so many people doing religious studies for GCSE?Watch this thread
Let's say, I go to a public school R.E/ R.S would be an option and if I go to a Catholic or some sort of religious school R.E/R.S would be compulsory.
Also, R.E/R.S is not only about religion, its also about philosophy and your self conscious and so much more.
i dont know if this kinda answered your question?
RS GCSE isn't just about religion and if you revise well its quite easy to do super well - you just have to learn the key words and the mark scheme and you will get an A*. I also found it really interesting because you do things about the just war theory, euthanasia and abortion.
The new 9-1 GCSE is no longer a soft option requiring mostly general knowledge and what you think but requires you to learn about some actual religion such as what it says in St Marks Gospel.