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Religious Studies A2 at University Academy Keighley

Course description

Religious Studies at AS and A2 level is an exciting and dynamic subject which is suitable for students to study whether they are from a religious or a non- religious background. Students are given the choice of studying two modules from Philosophy of Religion, Islam or Ethics.

Course content

Students are given the choice of studying two modules from Philosophy of Religion, Islam or Ethics. This is then followed in A2 by modules that allow students to further develop their knowledge and make synoptic associations between the areas they have chosen to study.The specifications are designed to enable candidates to: • develop an interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of religion;• treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge andunderstanding appropriate to a specialist study of religion;• use an enquiring, critical and empathetic approach to the study of religion. Students with AS or A2 level Religious Studies are trained to think critically, to analyse, evaluate and communicate. These skills are in high demand by Higher Education and employers. Religious Studies is a desirable A level for all Arts courses in Higher Education, as well as courses in medicine or medical research.  Past students have taken a wide variety of degree courses including topics such as: Philosophy, English, History, Performing Arts, and Accountancy to name a few.  So the course is flexible and open to many exciting career opportunities.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Full Course GCSE Religious Studies.  Grade B or above for Short Course Religious Studies.


Year Two – A2Unit 3Philosophy of Religion: Religious language, Religious Experience, Miracles, Attributes of God, Life and Death – the soul. Or Islam: Articles of Belief, Allah, Angels and The Last Day;  Surah 4; Jihad; Itjihad; The origins of Islam;  Sunni, Shi’a and Sufi Islam; Practicing Islam in the Western World.50%Unit 4Ethics: Ethical topics and theories: Meta Ethics; Free will & Determinism; Nature and Role of conscience; Virtue Ethics.50%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year