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Religious Studies A Level at St Augustine's CE High School

Course description

RS A level is a challenging, stimulating, and thought provoking subject. The course trains you how to write fluently, and how to develop concise and coherent arguments. You will also be able to explain, analyse and evaluate complex ideas and theories, and to link ideas together. By the end of the course, you will be able to think analytically, critically, and logically. These are extremely valuable skills that can be transferred to any field of study or job.

Course content

It’s an extremely interesting and enjoyable subject. In RS A Level, you get to discuss some pretty big, all-encompassing questions. You will be asking and trying to answer questions like ‘what caused the universe?’
You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles, with the course mainly based in the classroom.

Entry requirements

To succeed in this subject, you should enjoy discussing big questions. If you enjoyed certain aspects of RS GCSE, or discussing ideas in English or History then you will enjoy A Level RS. You will need to have an open and inquisitive mind, and enjoy discussing philosophical, ethical and religious concepts.


All assessments are written exams, with a number of essay writing questions. 
There are two assessment objectives
AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and belief.
AO2: Analyse and evaluate aspects of, and approaches to, religion and belief, including their significance, influence and study.
You will complete three exams.
Component 1: A Study of Religion - Written examination: 2 hours - 33⅓% of qualification 
Component 2: Philosophy of Religion - Written examination: 2 hours - 33⅓% of qualification 
Component 3: Religion and Ethics - Written examination: 2 hours -33⅓% of qualification 

Future opportunities

RS A level is highly respected by universities. People who have studied RS have gone on to complete degrees in a wide range of subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's CE High School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2017
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