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Religious Studies AS / A Level at Budmouth College

Course description

This course will enlarge your understanding of religious beliefs and practices and how they affect people’s lives. Some units emphasise ethical issues; others study philosophy of religion in depth.

You will be developing thinking skills. You will also be challenged and helped to learn more about yourself. 

Course content

Year 1 Introduction to Religious Studies

Students will study two units:

Component 1 Philosophy of religion and ethics

Component 2 Study of religion


Year 2 Studies in Religion

Students will study two units:

Component 1 Philosophy of religion and ethics 

Component 2 Study of Religion and dialogues


A variety of different methods including seminars and group presentations. Resources you will use include books, the internet, TV and magazines.

You will develop reading and writing skills and may share your learning with other students in classroom presentations and displays.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 5 in English GCSE.


AS (if taken): 2 Written Exams

A Level: 2 Written Exams

Future opportunities

Your qualification will be evidence of your ability which will be recognised by universities and employers.

You can continue to study RS, Theology, Philosophy or Divinity for a university degree.

What could you be?

Lawyer; Journalist; Police Officer; Religious Leader.

Where could you go?

Oxford; Cambridge; Durham; Cardiff; Bath Spa; Queens Belfast. Further Education in the following subjects: English; History; Religious Studies; Social Work; Philosophy and Law.

Recent student destinations:

Southampton - English; Plymouth - Primary Teaching; London University - English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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