GCSE R.S. is biased? Watch

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Does anyone else find GCSE R.S. unfair for atheists? In my school we are studying Christianity and Islam, and the Muslims and Christians in the class always get 9's in mocks and tests as they have been taught all the scripture and key terms growing up, whereas the rest of us are stuck with grade 6's? Now I understand that R.S. need to be a subject to raise awareness about the beliefs of different religions, but why does there have to be an actual exam on it? I wouldn't mind just doing lessons, but when some people have to work really hard just to get a grade below theists who don't have to revise at all, it just seems unfair.
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well it is a bit biased,like people who get extra gcses in their native language, but there's no reason why you can't just learn it,unfortunately life is very unfair
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Like said above.

Learning and remembering all those stuff - they've had to do it as well, just at an earlier stage. We have some atheists in our class that comes out with 9s all the time. Similarly with language, you can come out with a 9 if you're not native, it just requires extra work. In fact, native speakers may struggle getting 9s, especially in writing and speaking, because they write/speak naturally, not in a regimented fashion, which can also be applied to RS - they know the teachings and practices, but when talking about it, they won't expand it enough.
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I am atheist. I lost 5 marks on paper 1 mock. If you work hard, you will be rewarded.
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