Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies Route B Specification - Life and Death

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Theme 3 - Life and Death

Death and the Afterlife

  • Catholic teaching on the meaning of death, the importance of dying well and the importance of palliative care with reference to Catholic teaching on assisted suicide and euthanasia.
  • Contrasting views on quality and sanctity of life and the right to die
  • Catholic beliefs about life after death, with reference to 1 Cor. 15
  • Catholic belief in resurrection of the body in contrast to popular beliefs about survival of the soul
  • Contrasting views about death as the end of personal existence


  • Catholic teaching on heaven and hell with reference to the parables of judgement (Matthew 18:21-35, Luke 16:19-31)
  • Catholic teaching on purgatory with reference to 1 Cor. 3:11-15 

The Magisterium


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