Religious studies shake-up to 'prepare pupils for life in modern Britain'
New religious studies GCSEs require schools to teach about two faiths for the first time, with pupils told about the importance of Christianity as Britain's dominant religion
Teenagers will be required to study two religions alongside the link between faith and terrorism as part of new GCSEs introduced the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse affair.
For the first time, pupils will learn about a range of different faiths to prepare them for "life in modern Britain" under a reform of religious studies qualifications.
Schools will be expected to choose between a list of six mainstream beliefs – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
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