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Religious Studies A-Level at Brampton Manor Academy

Course description

Who should study Religious Studies?

You will develop the skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, communication and debate. This course encourages students to:

  • develop their interest in a study of religion and its relation to the wider world
  • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
  • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes.

Course content

Religious studies is an inclusive subject, designed for people of any faith... and people who have no faith. It is not necessary to have taken Religious Studies at GCSE, although students who have a GCSE will find that the AS/A Level builds on their knowledge, understanding and skills. All that is required is a desire to find out more about religion and its role in society.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to study A-Levels is at least six GCSE grades A*-C (including English, Maths and Double or Triple Science). The average of all the GCSEs taken must be grade B or higher. We will not count ‘GCSE-equivalent’ qualifications (for example BTEC, DIDA, OCR Nationals).

Students must also achieve at least Grade B in the subjects that they wish to study. Where students have not studied a subject before, comparable grades will be used as a guide.

The subjects a student choses to study at A Level have a large impact on future progression to university and degree choice. We will consider each individual's circumstances and offer appropriate guidance and support to help students make the right subject choices.

Subject Specific

GCSE grade B in English 

Assessment

AS Religious Studies

Unit 1 Religion and Ethics

This unit is assessed by a 1 hour 15 minutes written examination and accounts for 50% of the AS grade.

Unit 2: World Religions

This unit is assessed by a 1 hour 15 minutes written examination and accounts for 50% of the AS grade.

A2 Religious Studies

Unit 3: Studies in Religion

This module builds on what has been studied in the AS course. It is assessed by a 1 hour 30 minutes written examination and accounts for 25% of the A Level grade.

Unit 4: Religion and Human Experience

This module builds on what has been studied in the AS course. It is assessed by a 1 hour 30 minutes written examination and accounts for 25% of the A level grade.

Future opportunities

The skills that you will learn in Religious Studies will be useful to you in any number of careers; teaching, youth work, journalism, civil service or government to name a few. If you’re thinking of a career in law or medicine then a Religious Studies A Level is looked upon favourably for undergraduate courses too.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brampton Manor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2015

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