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Religious Studies AS level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

A-level religious studies will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established at GCSE. Students will be introduced to a more advanced, complex approach to religious studies, and will develop a deeper understanding of the beliefs, teachings and philosophy they study.

Course content

All learners will study three components; philosophy of religion (01) studying the philosophical issues and questions raised by religion and belief; religion and ethics (02) where students study ethical theories and key ethical concepts, as well as developments in the way these ideas apply to significant issues in religion and belief; developments in religious thought (03 – 07) which provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of one religious tradition chosen from the five available options, Christianity (03), Islam (04), Judaism (05), Buddhism (06) or Hinduism (07).

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

A religious studies qualification is ideal preparation for further study in a range of both science and social science and humanities subjects such as philosophy, sociology or politics. This subject is popular with universities as it equips students with a working knowledge of difficult philosophical concepts and critical thinking skills.

In addition to further research and study, graduates from this course have progressed to careers in a broad range of sectors including media, education, police force, public policy, law, the charity sector, medicine and science. The skills developed are highly favoured by employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year