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Religious Studies A Level at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Course description

If you are looking for a subject that will train you to think logically, precisely, rigorously and humanely then this is the course for you.
Religious Studies enables you to:

  • Learn to put your views across in speech and in writing in a structured and confident way
  • Be able to respond to complex issues maturely
  • Appreciate the way that thought and belief have developed.
  • Explore your own belief and opinion about a wide variety of topics; from the way society should be structured and the basis for valid laws and rules, to the way we understand and describe spirituality and a sense of the ‘other’.

Entry requirements

A student wishing to study religious studies should have at least a grade B in GCSE religious studies. There is no pre-requisite to have studied religious studies at GCSE, but in this case you will need to have at least grade 5 in GCSE English.


The exam board used is OCR.

Assessment of the A level is through three written papers:

  • Philosophy of Religion 2 hours
  • Religion and Ethics 2 hours
  • Developments in Religious Thought 2 hours

Future opportunities

The rigorous intellectual demands and interdisciplinary nature of religious studies mean that it is accepted for all university and higher education courses. As the oldest taught subject at university, students will find religious studies an excellent grounding for any analytical degree course such as law, medicine, psychology, business and management, sociology as well as philosophy, PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and theology.

Career possibilities are wide ranging and include journalism, law, the medical profession, accountancy, teaching, police work, the Civil and Diplomatic Services and public relations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016

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