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Religious Studies A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Does God exist? How should we live? Get to grips with what people believe and what makes them act as they do.

Religious Studies is an attractive option if you are interested in studying the fundamental questions which all human beings ask: “What is the point of being alive?” “What or who is God?” “Why is there suffering and evil in the world?” “What is the right way to live?” and “Is there anything beyond death?” The subject gets to grips with people’s real lives, what they believe and what makes them act as they do. It is also about societies and cultures often very different from your own, and how these have evolved over time. It also introduces you to some of the great debates and thinkers in religion, ethics and philosophy. Religious Studies will appeal to you if you are enthusiastic and thoughtful enough to want to understand fascinating concepts and the deeply held convictions of others, and to examine your own prejudices, assumptions and beliefs. The approach taken to studying Religious Studies is an objective, open-ended and exploratory one, encouraging debate and enabling students both to step imaginatively into the shoes of religious believers and to grapple with new ideas.

"I really enjoy RS as it gives you the opportunity to engage with a wide range of fascinating issues, from the problem of evil to social status in India." Nathan Choat


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Religious Studies: GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or Literature).

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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