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Religious Studies A Level at Lady Lumley's School

Course description

To enjoy A level Religious Studies you must have an enquiring mind and a desire to examine some of the most important questions which face humankind. You do not need to have a personal religious belief, although you must have an open understanding and respect for those who do. The course is not a training course for religious leaders but a course which will expand your outlook on the world. For those of you who have studied at GCSE, the A level will re-examine some familiar ground but at a higher level of understanding and requiring a greater response. You will need to be able to read some quite challenging texts, take notes, discuss and examine a range of different issues and write a good examination essay. This all takes time, patience and hard work. Are you up for the challenge?

Course content

The Religious Studies Course covers THREE areas of study

Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion

Unit 2: Ethics

Unit 3: Either a study of one religion, or New Testament Studies (to be decided at a later date, in consultation with the students who wish to study RS)

Entry requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirement. Students will need to have a good grasp of written English. Students do not need to have studied at GCSE level but this would be an advantage.

Assessment

All three areas of study will be examined at AS and A Level.

Future opportunities

A level Religious Studies is a rigorous course, designed to encourage you to investigate, to present widely informed and detailed arguments with well substantiated conclusions, to justify your opinions and to interpret and evaluate religious concepts and the views of scholars. As such, it is useful for many subjects at university, not just those of you who wish to take it further as a subject in its own right. Of course, for those of you who do wish to take Religious Studies further, there are a number of excellent courses around the country.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Lumley's School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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