In Religious Studies A Level you have the opportunity to investigate ultimate questions such as "does evil disprove the existence of God?" and "is there such a thing as free will?". You will study topics that explain the diversity of life and religion in the modern world and help you to understand contemporary ethical and religious issues such as medical ethics and religious fundamentalism. Our course will enable the development of your communication skills, your philosophical thinking skills and help you to learn to clearly express your views.
Type of Assessment
An externally-assessed written examination comprising three sections. Students answer all questions in Sections A, B and C.
Two short, structured questions.
Two extended-response questions based on an excerpt, sourced from the extract list. Relevant excerpts will be printed in the examination paper.
An extended essay questions
2 hours (per paper)
33.3% of the qualification (per paper)
Minimum entry criteria:
Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Religious Studies or 7 in English Language
May be accepted on the course: 6 in Religious Studies or 6 in English Language
You could take this course with other advanced level courses as a general preparation for a higher education course or as a foundation for studying Philosophy or RS at Higher Education. With further training, you could go into a job such as a Social Worker, Counsellor or Teacher. As with the other humanities, this course is a good foundation for entering employment as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in sectors where people are the main focus.