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A Level Religious Studies at Fulford School

Course description

The course is centred on exploring religion within contemporary society
and the examination of Buddhism. The religion in contemporary society
unit explores medical and environmental issues, religion and television,
religion and secularization and fundamentalism. There is also a topic on
religion from a psychological and sociological perspective. The Buddhism
unit examines the life and influence of the Buddha whilst also considering
key concepts and teachings within Buddhism. This unit also allows
students to reflect upon central Buddhist practices like meditation and
Other units cover Contemporary Society and Religion and Human
Experience. The former continues the study of religion in film. It explores
how the individual and community in the UK are shaped through
its understanding of the influence of religion through government,
the monarchy and family life. It continues with the psychological and
sociological theories about religion. The latter provides the opportunity
to make a holistic study on a specified theme and draws together
knowledge, understanding and skills learned throughout the A Level
course and applies these to the issues of life, death and life after death.


Entry requirements

- A genuine interest in the topic chosen
- An enquiring mind, willingness to challenge, question, analyse and
evaluate issues
- The ability to communicate logically and rationally
- A willingness to work independently or in groups.
- Grade C in GCSE Religious Studies or a related subject (eg English or

Future opportunities

A level Religious Studies is highly regarded by universities and employers.
Its development of key skills in terms of communication, critical thinking
and analysis provides a good foundation for further study or careers in
medicine, nursing, social work, teaching, law, journalism and politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fulford School directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years