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Religious Studies - A Level at Kings Norton Girls' School & Sixth Form

Course description

A Level Religious Studies enables students to take an in depth study of philosophy of religion, ethics and the history and development of Christian thought. This requires a detailed exploration of sources of authority and critical reflection on various arguments including about the nature and existence of God, language as it applies to God, life after death, determinism and human freedom, and approaches to morality.

Course content

A Level Religious Studies enables students to take an in depth study of philosophy of religion, ethics and the history and development of Christian thought. This requires a detailed exploration of sources of authority and critical reflection on various arguments including about the nature and existence of God, language as it applies to God, life after death, determinism and human freedom, and approaches to morality.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

A visit is organised every year to a Philosophy/Ethics conference as well as to the University of Birmingham for a talk given by a member of the theology department. We often attend Candle Conferences with Dr Peter Vardy. This year for the first time we ran a trip to Rome, we hope this will become a bi-annual event. There are also opportunities to become a subject ambassador to represent the department at open events as well as to help organise and participate in interfaith week and other RE activities.

Entry requirements

A GCSE grade 6 in English and/or grade 6 in Religious Studies.

Assessment

Exam Board: OCR

There will be 3 exams at the end of Year 13, each lasting 2 hours. Units will be; Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Ethics and Development in Religious Thought.

Future opportunities

FUTURE PROGRESSIONS AND CAREERS

The knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Religious Studies can lead to a wide range of degree courses and career paths. If you are thinking of becoming a lawyer, doctor, journalist, teacher, business manager, or indeed anything, A Level Religious Studies will prepare you well!

Further information

Come to one of our Sixth Form Open Events to experience our vibrant and thriving community first hand:

Open Evening - Monday 18th September, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm

Open Morning - Tuesday 19th September, 2017 from 9am - 11am

Meet the Sixth Form and Careers Fair - Wednesday 15th November, 2017 from 3.30pm - 5.30pm

A copy of our application form and prospectus can be downloaded from https://kingsnortongirls.fluencycms.co.uk/Sixth-Form-Admissions or by contacting Zoe Nelmes, Sixth Form Administrator – znelmes@kngs.co.uk

 

How to apply

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Last updated date: 04 August 2017
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