More Taking GCSEs in Religious Studies; ESTYN IN CALL TO BRIDGE GRADE GAP

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More Taking GCSEs in Religious Studies; ESTYN IN CALL TO BRIDGE GRADE GAP


Byline: TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent

MORE pupils than ever are taking GCSE in religious studies with examination results rising steadily over the last five years.

Now the number of pupils achieving grades A*-C for the full GCSE is well above the average for other subjects, a report by schools inspectors Estyn reveals today.

Both the full and the short GCSE courses are increasingly popular, and the proportion of pupils attaining grade A* in Wales is higher than in the rest of the UK.

Chief inspector Ann Keane said: "Exploring religious beliefs, debating ethical issues, such as 'Is there life after death?', and appreciating cultural diversity is valuable for young people's personal and social development.

"However, there is still more work to be done to bridge the significant gap between boys' and girls' attainment in religious education, which is wider in Wales than the UK as a whole.

"This mirrors a similar gap in standards of literacy and schools need to develop strategies to raise boys' attainment in religious studies."

By law, every secondary school must provide religious education at key stage 3 and key stage 4, from age 11-16.

Teaching was good or better in just over two-thirds of the lessons observed in Estyn's survey.

The findings suggest that teaching in religious education is better than average for teaching across all subjects in secondary schools inspected since 2010.

Despite the fact that many secondary schools use non-specialist teachers, inspectors found that this did not usually have a negative impact on standards. …

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