Religious Studies A Level at Wyke Sixth Form College
Religious Studies is a course designed to stimulate your intellect and broaden your horizons. During your studies, you will develop your ability to produce coherent academic essays, as well as to articulate logical and convincing arguments of your own. Religious Studies, aims to teach you essential academic skills such as analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.
Good reading and writing skills are essential ingredients for succeeding on the Religious Studies A Level.
The subject is based on the investigation of three key components: Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Theology. We will explore and investigate ideas about the nature of God, arguments for the existence of God and the Problem of Evil and Suffering in Philosophy; there will be a focus on ethical theories such as Utilitarianism and Natural Moral Law, and the application of these theories to ethical dilemmas such as euthanasia and business ethics in Ethics; and in Christian Theology we explore the foundations of Christian belief, as well as some of the more recent developments in theology such as Feminist and Liberation theologies.
The second year units will build on the topics introduced in your first year, allowing you to develop your skills in preparation for university and beyond. Religious Studies opens up several opportunities for studying a variety of subjects at university, including Theology, Philosophy, History, Classics and English. Universities and employers are keen on people who can act independently, ask critical questions and articulate their ideas coherently, all of which are core skills you will learn in Religious Studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wyke Sixth Form College directly.