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Religious Studies AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford

Course description

Ever since humankind started to think, religion has been a fundamental part of our development.  As people look into the vastness of space or witness the miracle of birth, they contemplate the meaning of life and their own mortality.  It has always been this way.  In the 21st century, religion still addresses the same eternal human questions about life and death, values and relationships, right and wrong. 

Course content

You will do 4 units over the terms.

1 - Religion and Ethics

2 - Philosophy of Religion

3 - Religion and Ethics

4 - Ways of Moral Decision-Making/Religious Experience

Entry requirements

The course is relevant to all, regardless of personal beliefs.  It is an academic course and would require any potential student to have gained 5 good A*-C grades including English.  A student should also come with at least a B at GCSE RS.  RS does involve a significant amout of essay writing and you should therefore be prepared to develop your writing and research skills as part of the course.

Future opportunities

The skills that you will learn in Religious Studies will be useful to you in any number of careers; Teaching, Youth Work, Journalism, Civil Service or Government to name a few. If you are thinking of a career in Law or Medicine then a Religious Studies A level is looked upon favourably for undergraduate courses too.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact our Sixth Form Centre at or call us on 01483 484511.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2014
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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