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A-Level Religious Studies

A-Level Religious Studies

Course Information


Course Level
 – 3
Course Type – A-Level
Specific Entry Requirements
GCSE Maths at Grade 5
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18

About The Course

Religious studies combine philosophy with the study of religion, so you need to be interested in the nature of religious beliefs and be prepared to be critical of those beliefs.  A common theme in much of what we study is the fundamental question of how we should live, which we explore from diverse perspectives.

How Is The Course Taught?

The course is taught through a combination of teacher led activities such as lectures and presentations combined with classroom debate and discussion. Students will be at the heart of the learning experience.  

How will I be Assessed?

You will be regularly assessed by the teachers including key assignments based on real exam questions. Your final exam will be at the end of year two and will be made up of three, two-hour exams. The topics studied include, Philosophy of Religion, Islam and Ethics.  

What does it lead to?

Students who study Religious Studies often pursue careers in law, journalism or education. It can also lead to jobs in the civil service, NGO and Faith organisations. A teacher in secondary education will earn an average salary of £41,600 and due to a 10.6% growth in the sector and retirements, there will be 292,700 job openings in the next 7 years

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NOTICESUpdated: 26th August 2020