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A Level Religious Studies at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

Religious Studies offers you an interesting and intellectually challenging A level.

It helps develop your understanding of spiritual, moral, ethical social and cultural studies. Religious studies develop a variety of skills, including those of discussion and debate. The valuable skills of logical argument and critical evaluation are also developed and can be transferred to other areas of study.

Throughout the AS course you will evaluate different philosophical and ethical theories, through in-depth examination of ideas/ arguments. You will look at issues such as whether God exists, problems of evil and suffering, examining the meaning of life and whether ideas of right and wrong are universal.  

Course content

1

(AS)

Religion in Contemporary Society

Written examination

25%

2

(AS)

Ethics

Written examination

25%

3

(A2)

Religion in Contemporary Society

Written examination

25%

4

(A2)

Life, death and life after death

Written examination

25%

 

Entry requirements

Owing to the nature of the course, students are required to have at least a grade B or above in English and grade C or above in Religious Studies. 

Future opportunities

Choosing Religious Studies opens the door to a wealth of study at university. You could continue to take Religious Studies, Philosophy or Theology or use the skills that you have gained throughout the course to study such subjects as Criminology, Journalism or Medicine to name a few. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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