Religious Studies AS and A2 Level at The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College
Although there are some clear links between your GCSE Religious Studies course the ‘A’ Level involves
studying Philosophy and Ethics.
The Religious Studies course is made up of 4 units of work.
In Year 12 you will study a range of topics such as Ancient Greek Philosophy, the arguments for the ex-
istence of God, ethical theories and medical ethics.
In Year 13 you will study a number of Philosophical and Ethical concepts such as religious experience,
life after death and environmental/business ethics.
Your GCSE results are very important. Not only do you need good results to come into Sixth Form, they
are also the first thing that an employer or University Admissions Tutor will look at on your application
We expect applicants to Sixth Form intending to study Advanced courses to have a minimum of 5
grades A*-C on their GCSE certificate. You should be aiming for high grades in those subjects you are
choosing at AS level, with Grade B or above. If you did not have the opportunity to study this subject
previously, the teacher will look at your performance in related subjects.
If your certificate is mostly As and Bs you will cope very well with 4 AS levels leading to 3 A2 levels. If it
is mostly Cs you must think carefully: it would be better to do 3.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College directly.