Religious Studies

Course Length: 2 years
Study Type: Full time
Start Date: September 2024

Course Overview

A level Religious Studies allows you to explore and debate a wide range of key topics, including the nature of God/gods, life after death, challenges posed by science, and the nature and role of religion. You will also delve into vital philosophical issues such as arguments for the existence of God, the nature of evil and suffering, religious experience and language, miracles and the nature of the self.

  • Entry Requirements
    Grade 9-5 in GCSE English. Please see our Entry Requirements for more guidance.
  • Benefits/Skills
    Studying Religious Studies will help you develop clear ways of thinking, evaluation, problem solving and research skills, and will strengthen your writing skills to present complex ideas in a clear, precise and well-structured manner.
  • Units/Modules
    You will cover various aspects of morality and ethics, including religion and sexual identity, ethical theories, issues of human life and death, as well as animal life and death.
  • Careers/Progression
    A level Religious Studies is a popular A level and is well regarded by prestigious universities. It can lead to further study in fields such as philosophy and combines well with subjects, including history and sociology. It can lead to careers in teaching, the civil service, charity work, counselling, journalism, social work and many others.

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