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A Level Religious Studies at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

The RS course is an exciting opportunity to debate philosophical and ethical matters.

Course content

The A level in religious studies encourages learners to develop their interest in religion, philosophy and ethics. Students will adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective study of religion.

Students will also reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their study. For example, we will debate topics such as: Evil and Suffering, Morality, Free Will, Arguments for and against the existence of God,and What makes a person religious?

Entry requirements

You are required to achieve a grade 4+ in English language. A GCSE grade of C or above in religious studies is desirable but not essential.


Three two hour exams with equal weighting (one third):
1. A Study of Religion
2. Philosophy of Religion
3. Religion and Ethics

Future opportunities

It is the perfect foundation for a degree in Philosophy, Ethics, Theology or Religious Studies. However, this course is an excellent option for students who are interested in studying humanities at degree level and also builds a good foundation for careers in medicine, law, teaching and the caring professions. It is highly favoured by universities offering courses in these fields. Religious Studies is also an excellent complement to science and business due to the study of ethics involved. The key skills covered are analytical skills, literacy, evaluation, critical thinking, investigation and reflection.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years