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Religious Studies A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for people who are interested in and open minded about the place of religious practice and belief in the modern world. If you are keen to explore and analyse in depth some of the moral debates taking place in society, you will enjoy this course.

Course content

This course covers key religious topics including:

  • Religion and ethics
  • The variety of religious groups and beliefs in modern Britain
  • Reasons for the emergence of cults and new religions
  • Religion as a source of identity
  • Religious Fundamentalism
  • Philosophy of religion


Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language or English Literature. You will also need an interest in religion and its relationship to modern society as well as a willingness to engage in debate about sensitive moral issues in society.


You will be taught a variety of theories and engage in debate and discussion about the meaning of ideas and how these ideas relate to religion and moral issues in the modern world. Across a typical week you will be exposed to a variety of classroom activities and teaching methods. Regular reading of supplied materials will be essential.

Future opportunities

Studying religion provides the option to move on to further study at university as well as various careers in public services such as teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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