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Religious Studies & Philosophy AS/A Level at The Ripley Academy

Course description

AS course:  

Unit 1: Arguments for the existence of God and Greek / Christian Influences on philosophy

Unit 2: 1st Century Judaism & the death of Jesus

Full A level will contain AS course units, plus:

Unit 1 Issues relating to life and death, miracles & religious experience;

Unit 2: Christian ethics & Jesus’ teaching and miracles

Entry requirements

Students DO NOT need a GCSE qualification in Religious Studies but a good level of skill in written English is important.


Assessment of the OCR AS and Full A Level Religious Studies with Philosophy course is by written examination. The examinations are in June of each year. Preparations for the exams are carried out in lessons throughout the course.

Future opportunities

With a qualification in Religious Studies you could go on to Further or Higher Education, studying Philosophy, Religious Studies or Theology.  It is extremely desirable for future careers that deal with people e.g. teaching, the legal profession or any of the public services. Areas of work such as journalism that require thoughtful, reflective thinkers who can skillfully communicate ideas would also benefit. In addition to this, Religious Studies is a well-respected subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of other professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ripley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September