Religious Studies - A Level - Year 1

Religious Studies offers a relevant and engaging study of philosophical and ethical issues alongside secular study of religious beliefs, behaviours, and institutions.

During this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of widely disputed issues. How can God and evil coexist? Do miracles really happen? What are the key moral principles in Christianity? What are Christian views about gender and sexuality?

You will learn how to question, argue, debate and develop your views in an open-minded and challenging environment.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by written exams.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6, including Religious Studies or another Humanities subject and 3 at Grade 5 including English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching
  • University - related degrees including Theology & Religion, Philosophy, Law, History, Social Policy and Sociology.
  • Careers - This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Teacher, Probation Officer, Journalist, Charity Worker, Social Worker or Lawyer

Additional information

Religious Studies combines very well with A Levels in Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, English, Law and History.

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