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Religious Studies A level at Woking College

Course description

Religious Studies blends beliefs and faiths with moral and ethical issues. Studying Religious Studies has an ever-increasing relevance to the modern world. Students have the opportunity to examine conflicting viewpoints such as whether science and religion can agree on, for example, evolution and the afterlife, as well as religion and ethical issues such as euthanasia and the environment. In the second year, students will build upon content, ideas and skills to tackle difficult and complex philosophical issues.

Course content

Component 1 - Examination: Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (3 hours - 50%)

  • Section A: Philosophy of religion
  • Section B: Ethics and religion

Component 2 - Examination: Study of Religion and Dialogues (3 hours - 50%)

  • Section A: Study of Religion (Christianity or Islam)
  • Section B: The dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion
  • Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion

Entry requirements

Five A*-C grades (or equivalent 4+).


Examination = 100%

Future opportunities

This subject can lead to university courses in Theology, Religious Studies or Philosophy. You will gain the skills and knowledge that are useful for many jobs, including business administration, retail, the armed forces and social care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woking College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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