Religious Studies (Philosophy, Ethics) A-level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Religion Studies enables students to explore a wide range of religious traditions and their connections with philosophical and moral issues of contemporary relevance. Religious, philosophical and ethical concerns feature regularly in the media. A sound knowledge and an in-depth appreciation of philosophical and ethical issues and their relationship to a range of religious traditions is crucial in making sense of contemporary society.


Students study three approaches: Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics and the study of one religion - Christianity.

How will it be delivered?

Three exams at the end of the two years.


Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English, Grade 4 in Maths.

Your next steps...

Students who study Religion Studies can go on to take many different types of degrees due to the skills developed whilst studying the course. Career progression from the course and the degrees related to Religion are typically; University teaching and research positions, secondary teaching, primary teaching, advice workers, archivists, journalists, charity officers, civil servant, social work, youth work, NHS, financial firms, legal firms and government agencies.

What the students say ….

“I think it is most definitely worthwhile studying this subject as it allows you to develop your thoughts and opinions on issues and debates that are present in society today. As a student, I found the course very useful in helping to develop my writing technique, which proved to be useful in my other subjects as well.” 

“I think it's important to study Religion because it opens up a whole new world of explanations as well as broadcasting the different opinions of famous scholars and ethnic groups to young minds. It helps to develop an understanding of the world as we make the big step in to it. It's an interesting and educational subject which I’ve found as a qualification will impress.”

“I find the course intriguing, the philosophy side especially- there is so much to learn which remains very interesting at the same time. It's not a subject likely to get boring as there are so many topics which excite the mind and open up a whole world of possible explanations and views. Ethics is a very good way of understanding the world as it was, will be in the future and may always be. We study a range of different theories and scholars, each with eye opening ideas and rules which you can debate for or against. The subject choice and what it offers overall is outstanding!”