Religious Studies A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Don’t let the word ‘Religious’ put you off. This is a fascinating Philosophy, theology and ethics course which focuses on some of the biggest questions that human beings can ask: is there a God? Where did the universe come from? Should there be rules about sex? Are all faiths equally true? You don’t have to be religious to realise that those questions are very important.
Topics you will study:
- Philosophy of Religion
What did the Ancient Greeks believe about God and the World? Do we have souls? What are the arguments for and against God's existence? If God exists, why is there evil? Are religious experiences real or psychological?
Is happiness or doing your duty the best way of solving moral dilemmas? How should businesses behave? Is Religious Ethics about purpose or love? Could euthanasia be a good thing? What is the conscience? How should we approach issues in sexual ethics?
- Christian Theology
What is wrong with humans and can it be fixed? What happens when we die? Can God be known and if so how? Who was Jesus? Is Christianity sexist? Do all faiths lead to truth?
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: OCR
Assessment: Exam 100%
Results 2016: 96%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
Religious Studies is about people and their questions. It looks at issues and the responses people give. Religious Studies is a popular A Level both in College and nationally. Religious Studies is one of our fastest growing courses with almost 90 students enrolled across College. It develops skills such as argument analysis, communication and allows students to understand and respect others. A qualification in this subject is valuable. We have former students beginning careers in biomedicine, law and teaching to mention just three. This subject is a great preparation for any career where you come across people and their ideas.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.