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A Level Religious Studies at Ark St Alban's Academy

Course description

This course provides opportunity for the detailed study of religious beliefs, practices and philosophy and their consequences for individuals and society in today’s world.


Pupils will study a variety of religions with particular focus on Christianity and Islam. They will develop research and independent study skills and their capacity to evaluate the meaning and consequences of beliefs and philosophies.


The course will include taught modules, independent study and the opportunity to study the impact of a religious community at a local and national level.

Course content

At AS students will gain an overview of key arguments in the philosophy of religion and study in depth the life of the Prophet Mohammed and the historical background that gave rise to Islam.


At A2, students will explore the significance of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the meaning of his miracles and resurrection in John’s gospel. The final unit will consider the role and significance of religion in contemporary society.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades



Grade B in English or a humanities subject and a demonstration of subject knowledge.




100% exam   

Future opportunities

Further study:

Students will have the option to go on to study Religious Studies, Philosophy, Ethics and other associated subjects at degree level.



An A Level qualification in Religious Studies is highly prized for any career where the ability to understand and work positively with others is valued.

Further information


The Academy is closely linked with St. Alban’s Church (Church of England) and looks to benefit from opportunities forwarded by the diocesan educational advisor such as interaction with pupils from other religious backgrounds. The school also benefits from the input of Muslim faith representatives. Students’ study is also enriched through visits to places of worship and the opportunity to discuss religious belief and practice with faith leaders.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September