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Religious Studies A-Level at Wolverhampton Girls' High School

Course description

The Religious Studies A level course offers a combination of both Philosophy and New Testament Studies with the opportunity to decide which area you would like to focus on most.

This course encourages you to challenge the opinions of others by anticipating viewpoints and objections.

Progression to Career/ University Courses:

A level Religious Studies helps you to acquire skills that are invaluable preparation for any degree course and is highly regarded by all universities. Previous students of Religious Studies have gone on to take university degrees in a variety of subjects including Law, Medicine, Languages, English, Business Studies, Accountancy, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy and Social Work. Skills developed during the course prepare students to negotiate effectively and critically analyse texts in any discipline. A previous student who has recently graduated in Law commented that: “A level Religious Studies is the best possible preparation for Law because you learn to back up your points with examples and scholarly quotes”.

Key Points:

Students are encouraged to identify strengths and weaknesses in arguments, see several points of view and weigh up alternatives, identify key points, and draw clear conclusions from complex information. In addition, students are equipped to reason logically and persuasively, discuss coherently, research efficiently, communicate effectively and distinguish between fact and assumption.

There are opportunities to attend a variety of lectures given by eminent scholars in the field of Religious Studies, including Chief Examiners for the subject. Students regularly attend the Theology Open Day at Oxford University.

Entry requirements

Students (external and internal) wishing to join the Sixth Form at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School will usually be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*- B, including Mathematics and English Language with a minimum average points score of 48 from her best 6 subjects.  Students should preferably have achieved A* or A in the subjects they wish to study at A Level, but with a minimum of grade B. Subjects which are not GCSEs but deemed to be equivalent to GCSEs are not accepted.  The Headteacher reserves the right to make the final decision on the application of this criteria.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverhampton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years