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Religious Studies AS/A2 Level at Christleton High School

Course description



• Abortion and euthanasia.

• Capital punishment- should murderers be executed? (A trip to the courts to watch a trial.)

• Ethical theories: utilitarianism, Kant, natural law and situation ethics.

• Sex and relationships.

• Environmental ethics.



(1 hour 30 minutes)

• Life after death eg. near death experiences.

• Does God exist? - the ontological argument

• The problem of evil – can God exist when there is so much suffering?

• Perceptions of ultimate reality eg the approach of psychology to religion.


Entry requirements



It is NOT a requirement that students have studied RS at GCSE. Students need to have 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above. It is also strongly advisable to have at least a B grade in RS or English Language.


AS Year:

Assessment: examined by two written papers (1 hour 15 minutes each)


A2 Year:

Assessment : examined by two written papers (1 hour 30 minutes each)



Future opportunities


Universities are looking for students who have used the opportunity offered by the AS qualification to study a contrasting subject. The AS offered in Religious Studies is ideal for this as the Year 12 course is an ETHICS course, with relevance to a whole variety of careers, from Medicine to the Law or Journalism.

For those who wish to progress to A2, we are offering a PHILOSOPHY course as the second part of the full A level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christleton High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years