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Religious Studies A Level at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

A level Religious Studies encourage students to:
- develop their interest in a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world
- develop knowledge and understanding appropriate to a specialist study of religion
- develop an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies
- adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
- reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their study.

A level Religious Studies is designed to enable learners to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, a study of religion and its place in the wider world. The Eduqas A Level specification contains three components which include a wide range of topics for consideration, including an in-depth and broad study of one of the six major world religions, philosophy of religion, religion and ethics.

Entry requirements

Students will be prepared to grapple with the big questions such as whether God exists, how the universe began and what happens after death. They will need to remain open-minded and be prepared to research independently, to critically analyse texts and the ideas of the key thinkers. They will learn how to structure their arguments in writing and how to actively engage with philosophical thinking during class discussions and debates.

Future opportunities

A course in Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) is highly valued by universities and employers. The course equips students to think independently and collaboratively and develop reasoning skills. It would be especially useful for students considering a career in law, media, medicine, business, teaching, the armed forces any career that involves collaborating with people with different view-points and backgrounds.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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