GCSE Religious Studies' Topic Checklist

Religion & Life

Section 3 - Marriage and the Family



  • Christianity

    • Teachings on pre-marital sex (Ephesians 5.3)
    • Statements of Churches
    • Purpose of Marriage - marriage service
    • Divorce - differing attitudes of Churches
    • Family - how the church helps in the upbringing of children


  • Hinduism

    • Teachings on pre-marital sex
    • Purpose of marriage - marriage ceremony
    • Changing attitudes to divorce among British Hindus
    • Householder Ashrama
    • Family Puja
    • Family - how the temple helps in the upbringing of children


  • Islam

    • Teachings on pre-marital sex
    • Purpose of marriage - marriage ceremony and contract
    • Attitudes to divorce - permitted by Qur'an, discouraged by tradition
    • Teachings on family life
    • Family Salah
    • Family - how the mosque helps in the upbringing of children


  • Judaism

    • Teachings on pre-marital sex
    • Purpose of marriage - marriage ceremony
    • Attitudes to divorce - Orthodox & Reform
    • Family life - home as the centre of the faith
    • Family - how the synagogue helps in the upbringing of children