Why study A Level Religious Studies?
- It can be fun, challenging and stimulating
- Follows mainstream scholarship in Ethics, Theology and Philosophy
- Valuable qualification for anyone going on to Further Education
- Gives an acquaintance with the history of ideas – valued by universities and employers
- You confront real issues and make informed responses eg sexual ethics, euthanasia etc
How will I be assessed?
There will be three exam papers at the end of the two-year course. Each paper will be two hours long where students will answer three questions from a choice of four.
- You do not have to have a personal faith or religious conviction in order to study Religious Studies at examination level
- You do not have to have studied Religious Studies at GCSE in order to be successful in it at A Level
- A Grade 6 in either Religious Studies or English is required at GCSE
What skills will I gain from studying Philosophy and Applied Ethics (Religious Studies)?
- The ability to think rationally and engage in rational debate – universities and employers value this
- Enhances self-understanding and sensitivity to the needs of others
- Analysis of lines of argument, weighing up the validity of arguments and ideas in context and reaching reasoned conclusions
- Development of a critical line of argument
- Discussion and presentation skills
- Thinking outside the box!
Where can Philosophy and Applied Ethics (Religious Studies) lead?
Anywhere! To a wide range of university courses and jobs – where people and/or ideas are at the heart . . . eg Medicine, Law, Hotel Management, Philosophy, Business, Journalism, International Development etc.
What will I study?
A Level – H573
Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion
Unit 2: Religion and Ethics
Unit 3: Development in Christian Thinking (DCT)