Religious Studies A Level at Norwich School
The study of Religious Studies at Sixth Form level remains oriented towards Philosophy of Religion, reflecting a national trend in the development of this subject. Pupils are taught to examine critically proofs for God's existence and to develop an understanding of the relationship between science and religion.
There is no coursework over the two years of this course. Prospective pupils must therefore be prepared to read around the subject and have the ability to organise their time well, in order to keep up with the demands of the written work which will be set on a weekly basis.
This course would suit any student with an open, enquiring mind who wants to engage in depth with the issues, who enjoys critical analysis and who is prepared to enter into spirited classroom discussion based upon their wider reading.
The Religious Studies Department is continuing with AQA for the new AS/A2 course (further details can be found at www.aqa.org.uk). Four units are taken across two years, two for AS and two for A2. In each of the units, homework will be set which will be designed to test comprehension but which will increasingly reflect examination-style assessment.
It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Religious Studies in order to follow this course, though it would be helpful.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norwich School directly.