Religious Studies

Students will develop their understanding and appreciation of religious beliefs and teachings, as well as the disciplines of ethics and the philosophy of religion.
  • Pathway(s):
  • Advanced Level
  • Exam Board:
  • Edexcel

Our A Level in Religious Studies provides a coherent and thought-provoking programme of study. Students will further develop sought after employability skills such as analytical mindsets, critical thinking, data analysis, leadership, time management and invaluable interpersonal skills

What Will I Study?

  • Component 01
    Philosophy of religion: Students study philosophical language and thought, and issues and questions raised by belief
  • Component 02
    Religion and ethics: Students explore key concepts and the works of influential thinkers, ethical theories and their application
  • Component 03
    Developments in religious thought: Students select one religion from the following to study systematically – Islam

How Will I Be Assessed?

100% exam based. 3 separate exams for each of the 3 components.

What Could I Do Next?

Students who have studied this course have gone onto degrees in Theology, Sociology, Psychology, History, Law, Health and Social Care as well as a variety of careers in journalism, social work, teaching and medical.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English Language.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Contact Mrs A White, Head of Religious Studies

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