The new OCR specification for GCE A Level Religious Studies seems to me to be the most user-friendly of those currently on offer. With its clear assessment strategy (3 2-hour examinations, each having a choice of 3 out of 4 one-part essays) and its more integrated approach to topic selection, it seems likely to be the most popular choice amongst departments that have hitherto focused on the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.
That said, the new specification is still a long way from the old OCR specification – let alone from legacy RS specifications offered by WJEC or AQA for examples. The…
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