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Religious Studies CRE at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

A Level Religious Studies is a wonderful course to study in its own right as well as a brilliant subject to bring balance to your selection of subjects. It asks the ultimate questions! Why are we here? How was the universe created? Is euthanasia right or wrong? You will study the great philosophers and their theories about how humans should live. Its skills of critical evaluation of the opinions/beliefs of others are widely respected in so many areas of higher education study and in so many professional arenas too. It can lead to a study of Theology at university, those who study Law respect its focus on right and wrong and those in the caring professions value its emphasis on real people and how they live.

Course content

The course is broken up into components. Component 1 is called Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and Component 2 is called Study of Religion and Dialogues. In component 1 you will study a diverse range of ethical issues (issues of right and wrong) and the theories of the great philosophers (such as Plato or Kant) as well. Everything from whether God exists to how animals should be treated. In component 2 you will focus on Christianity. The key aspects are fascinating such as sources of wisdom and authority, religion and science and religion, gender and sexuality. A Level Religious Studies might be called the oldest and the newest subject in the curriculum. One minute you are assessing the text of the bible and the next drawing examples from today’s news.

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade B or above in RE


The course is assessed by two written exams at the end of year 13. Each exam is 3 hours long.

Future opportunities

Degrees in Theology or Philosophy. Great link to degrees in Law and Politics. Links to caring professions such as Nursing.

Further information

Mr M Watts / Head of Humanities

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2017
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