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Religious Studies - GCE AS / A2 at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School

Course description

Religious studies gives students the opportunity to study some of the fundamental questions which people have always asked about life: Why are we here, how should we behave and what happens to us when we die? This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Develop an interst in and enthusiasm for a  rigorous study of religion;
  • Treat the subject as an academic deiscipline by
  • developing knowledge and understanding appropriate to a apecialist study of religion;
  • use an enquiring, critical and empatheic approach to the study of religion

Course content

AS Modules:

1. Unit1: G571 Philosophy of religion. Ancient Greek influences on Philosophy of      

    Religion; Judaeo - Christian influences on Philosophy of Religion Traditional  

   arguments for the existence of God, Challenges to religious belief.

2. Unit2: G572 Religious Ethics

     Ethical theories, Applied ethics topics

AS Modules:

3. G581 Philosophy of Religion

     Religious Language, Experience and Religion, Nature of God

     Life and death, Miracle

4.  G582 Religious Ethics

      Meta - ethics, Freewill and determinism, Conscience, Virtue ethics

     Applied ethics topics




Entry requirements

A minimum of Five A*-C at GCSEs, including at least a grade C in English Language.


Written examination of 1 hour 30 miutes for each module

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Religious Studies, which could lead you onto higher education to study Theology or Religious Studies. With further training, you could go into a job related to Religious issues and Theology such as a Social Worker or Counsellor. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in sectors where people are the main focus.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Contact name:
    • Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 02086559089