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Catholic schools to shun Islam in new GCSE courses
by Sophie Scott
Catholic schools will no longer teach Islam as part of GCSE religious studies, but will be directed to teach Christianity and Judaism.
Changes to the new religious studies GCSE specification mean schools must teach two religions as part of the course, with each weighted equally in the exam.
The Bishops Conference has decreed that all Catholic secondary schools teach Judaism alongside Christianity at GCSE, regardless of whether teachers are trained to teach other religions, such as Islam.
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