A-level Religious Studies

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This rigorous academic subject will challenge you both intellectually and personally.
As well as focusing on particular religious practices and beliefs, the subject will also consider some of the cultural and artistic elements of religion and the effects that these have on our daily lives.

Course type

A-level

Course length

A-level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at  GCSE, including English  Language (grade 9-5).

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • religious practices and beliefs in Islam
  • philosophy of religion
  • Ethics and religion

On the course you will:

  • develop critical reasoning skills
  • participate in discussion and debate
  • apply religious concepts to contemporary culture
  • benefit from a range of enhancement activities

Method of assessment

Assessment will be by two examinations at the end of each year. Continual informal assessment will be made on the basis of homework and assignments set throughout the year.

What will I be able to progress to?

Religious Studies is a subject with wide academic credibility and complements other Humanities A-level subjects, particularly Philosophy with its emphasis on the Philosophy of religion. It provides a strong foundation for a range of degrees in the Arts and Humanities, including Politics, History, English, Philosophy, History of Art and Theology. The critical skills developed in this subject will be invaluable in any higher education course. Religious Studies is also a life-enhancing subject and allows for a great deal of personal reflective development.

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The critical skills developed in this subject will be invaluable in any higher education course.