A Level Genral Religious Studies at St Mary's RC High School
Students who do not study the full A level in Religious Studies or two year AS in Religious Studies will
follow a course accredited by QCA and The National Open College Network (NOCN). The course will give
students the opportunity to study fundamental questions such as, why are we here? How should we
behave? What are my beliefs? What happens to us when we die? How do we decide right from wrong?
Does God exist? How should I live my life? What is my role in Society? The skills developed in Religious
Studies could be particularly useful for careers in law, education, social work, politics, medicine,
administration or the media.
The Course will be delivered in 2 sections. In Year 12 the course will aim to develop an understanding of
different faith traditions their practices and how they react to key questions of life. It will also aim to
develop an understanding, and evaluate the demands, of commitment in everyday life by investigating
belief, faith and experience. The course will finally aim to develop an understanding of spirituality,
theology and ethics and their application to current affairs.
In Year 13 the course will aim to compare and contrast elements of different faith traditions and
evaluate the different responses to question of life. It will aim to critically discuss the demands of
religious commitment and analyse the relationship between faith and life. It will finally aim to compare
and contrast Ethics, Theology and Spirituality in the world and their impact on both current and future
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's RC High School directly.