About this course

IGCSE religious studies online course

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to:

  • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, values and traditions, through the study of one or more of six major world religions
  • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of teachings, sources of wisdom and authority, through key religious texts, other texts, and scriptures of the religions they are studying
  • Develop students’ ability to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced and structured written arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of the subject
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage with questions of belief, value, meaning, purpose, truth, and their influence on human life
  • Challenge students to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learned and contribute to their preparation for adult life in a pluralistic society and global community
  • Understand the influence of religion on individuals, communities and societies
  • Understand significant common and divergent views between and/or within religions and beliefs
  • Apply knowledge and understanding in order to analyse questions related to religious
    beliefs and values.

In the October of year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform King’s InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October.

King’s InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here

Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:

  • Extra time of 25%*
  • Extra time up to 50%*
  • A reader*
  • A scribe*
  • Supervised rest breaks
  • Separate room
  • Use of a laptop
  • Enlarged print exam papers

*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an educational psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process.

The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.

Key information
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International GCSE
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2 Years
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Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
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All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination centre local to you
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Pupils can choose additional subjects including IGCSE Religious Studies for an added fee per subject. View Fees.
About our fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.