Religious Studies A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

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 examinations

What do I need?

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

Retaking GCSE Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching. A degree in a related subject, such as Theology & Religion, Philosophy, Law, History, Social Policy or Sociology, could also be an option.

Additional information

Religious Studies A Level combines well with Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Psychology and Sociology.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Teacher, Probation Officer, Journalist, Charity Worker, Social Worker or Lawyer.

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