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Edexcel Religious Studies for GCSE (9-1): Beliefs in Action (Specification B) (Edexcel Religious Studies Gcse)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Edexcel Religious Studies for GCSE (9-1): Beliefs in Action (Specification B) (Edexcel Religious Studies Gcse).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Victor W. Watton(Author) Robert M. Stone(Author)

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Exam Board: Edexcel
Level: GCSE
Subject: Religious Studies
First Teaching: September 2016
First Exam: June 2018

Endorsed for Edexcel

Trust Victor Watton to maximise every student's potential with his trademark mix of well-paced, focused content coverage and confidence-boosting exam support tailored to the 2016 Edexcel requirements.
- Progressively builds students' subject knowledge through accessible explanations of religious and thematic concepts, topics and terms
- Helps students learn, retain and revise the key content by following a clear and consistent structure that maps every topic against the specification
- Offers a complete solution to assessment preparation with practice questions and expert guidance on how students can improve their responses
- Enhances students' interest and understanding using a variety of engaging visual sources, textual extracts and activities to illustrate different practices, perspectives and teachings

Edexcel GCSE RS Spec B: Beliefs in Action
Content covered:
Area of study one: Religion and ethics through a study of Christianity
Section 1 Christian beliefs
Section 2 Marriage and the family
Section 3 Living the Christian Life
Section 4 Matters of Life and Death
Area of study two: Religion, Peace and Conflict through a study of Islam and Judaism
Section 1 Muslim beliefs
Section 1 Jewish beliefs
Section 2 Crime and Punishment
Section 3 Living the Muslim Life
Section 3 Living the Jewish Life
Section 4 Peace and conflict
- Covers the short course content (through Christianity and Islam or Judaism)

Excellent resource for 2/3 of the course. Disappointed that nothing has been produced for Spec B BELIEFS IN ACTION Area of Study 3 specifically Judaism. (Gerry Cohen Gerry Cohen)

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  • By AK on 29 June 2017

    Really unhappy about the Islam content in the book, not least because it is often factually incorrect and very poorly explained. Would not recommend this at all and I'm horrified that it has been approved. Would score lower if it were possible.

  • By weeze on 4 October 2016

    Great for knowledge, font size and volume of writing not pupil friendly for mixed ability but great for teacher support

  • By Guest on 23 October 2016

    The text book helped me finish writing a Scheme of Work and clarify what an exemplar 12 mark question looks like.

  • By Guest on 17 May 2017

    This book may well help you do well in your exams (teachers and students). For that reason it is ok. It will also be helpful for some on the basis that it covers more than just the Christian and Muslim viewpoints. However, and this is a big however, it epitomises a tendency amongst some of labelling all Christians as either evangelicals (seemingly a load of irrational fundamentalist extremists) or liberals (nice sort of Christians who are like normal people but love Jesus a bit more). An endorsed textbook really should show that there is a much more complex melting pot of views within Christianity and the other major faiths of the UK than this. At times, the book is just flat out wrong. For example, it says that evangelical Christians do not allow women to speak in church (page 65). Some groups do take this view in relation to preaching, but other largely evangelical traditions encourage women and men to speak (e.g. many Baptists and Anglicans; Elim Pentecostal; Church of the Nazarene etc). Likewise, on the very next page it calls Baptists liberal (some are, but that's beside the point) and says that liberal Christians base their views on Genesis 1 and the letters of St Paul. Although not wholly untrue, this doesn't represent the complexity and nuance of liberal traditions sufficiently and their use of the biblical text. I understand the need to bring clarity in a GCSE textbook on a demanding new course, but surely not at the expense of understanding what religious people are about. It is a shame, because there is a real opportunity with the new courses to introduce students to the variety of expressions within faith and non-faith traditions. The Oxford University Press and Pearson versions, although not perfect, at least tread the path between clarity and accurate representation more carefully.

  • By Magda Khokhar on 3 May 2017

    Exactly what my daughter needs to school.

  • By Star on 8 October 2016

    Good book. However students are finding new specification hard.

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