A Level Religious Studies is a Philosophy A Level including Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Developments of Christian Thought.
The Religious Studies A Level is a multi-disciplinary subject covering Philosophy, Ethics, Theology Critical Thinking and aspects of Social Sciences. It is a skill that is trained while looking at questions such as: ‘Why be moral?’ ‘What happens when we die?’ ‘What is knowledge?’ Philosophy is the ancestor of all areas of study and opens doors to various careers.
Year 12 Course
Module 1: Philosophy of Religion – Greek Philosophy, Arguments for God and God and the World.
Module 2: Ethics – Religious and Secular Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics (Euthanasia and Business)
Module 3: Developments of Christian Thought – Augustine, Life after Death, Person of Jesus and Christian Moral Principles and Action.
Year 13 Course
Module 1: Philosophy of Religion – Nature of God and Religious Language.
Module 2: Ethics – Meta-Ethics, Conscience and Sexual Ethics.
Module 3: Developments of Christian Thought – Religious Pluralism, Gender, Secularism and Marxism.
There are three two-hour exams at the end of year 13, one for each module.
In order to study Philosophy at A Level, you need to achieve at least a grade 5 in the full RE GCSE and it is advised that you have at least a grade 4 in English
Employers want candidates that have transferable skills. The skills you will learn in Philosophy are important skills as they are fair harder to teach and so employers like to see these in any potential employee. Roughly 60% of graduate jobs are not specific to any one degree taken as employers are happy to teach job specifics, so your degree is likely going to be about showing you what skills you have.