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Religious Studies A Level at Malton School

Course description

This course provides you with an opportunity to explore and discuss the wonders of philosophical and ethical thought and religious ideas old and new.

There are six papers in total. Studying 3 of them will lead to the AS level. Studying all 6 will lead to the full A Level.

Philosophy of Religion

In this module you will consider the cosmological argument and religious experience as evidence of God’s existence. You will also study atheism and post modernism to consider the relevance of Religion in today’s society.

Religion and ethics

In this module you will explore how different ethical theories have developed and how they have impacted the way we view the world and make decisions.

World Religions: Christianity

In this module you will explore religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world. You will asked to explore and evaluate the important role Christianity has and continues to play.

Entry requirements

Previous study of Religious Education is not essential but some awareness of different cultures and beliefs would be desirable.


At AS level there are three 1 hour 15 minute exams per unit; 3 hours 45 minutes in total.

At A level candidates answer two structured essay questions in three separate exam of 2 hours each.

Future opportunities

A-level Religious Studies is a well regarded course that is a useful qualification for entry to many courses in Higher Education. In particular, it is relevant for those students considering a career in any of the ‘caring’ professions, e.g. social work, police, education.

It would be an invaluable background for anyone wishing to study Theology, Philosophy, History of Art, English, History or Religion at degree level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 February 2017

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