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Religious Studies AS Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

Designed to encourage an interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of religion, our GCE RS specification will enable students to develop an insight into areas of knowledge, belief and thought, central to an understanding of the modern world. Through a study of philosophy and two of the world’s major religions, students will gain a range of knowledge and skills that will help them make sense of contemporary events.

Entry requirements

A minimum grade ‘C’ in English at GCSE is required to study this course.

Future opportunities

A grade ‘D’ or better at AS level allows progression onto the A2 Course. If you choose not to study this at A2 level it will still be a valuable resource for study of other Degree level subjects such as Philosophy, Ethics and Sociology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.