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Religious Studies - Islam A level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

Religious Studies is a subject about people, faith and hearts and so is possibly one of the most relevant and useful courses you can ever take, especially in today’s world. The subject looks at some of the most inspiring individuals who have walked this earth. We look at how societies and people were radically changed through just a few words and excellent behaviour. Religious Studies makes one think and reflect on one’s purpose and what it means to be human.

Course content

Unit 1: A Study of Religion

  1. Religious figures and sacred texts
  2. Religious concepts and religious life
  3. Significant social and historical developments in religious thought
  4. Religious practices and religious identity

Unit 2: Philosophy of Religion

  1. Arguments for the existence of God
  2. Challenges to religious belief
  3. Religious experience
  4. Religious language

Unit 3: Religion and Ethics

  1. Ethical language and thought
  2. Deontological ethics
  3. Teleological ethics
  4. Freewill and determinism

Entry requirements

To start any A levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements. In addition you must have GCSE English grade C.


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Future opportunities

Our students progress to a variety of University courses and careers. Religious Studies students are highly regarded by many institutions as they are individuals who understand people and have thought deeply about profound topics. Our students have gone on to study all sorts of subjects from Religious Studies to Law to Medicine.

Their universities have included Cambridge, Durham, Kings College London, SOAS, Heythrop, Lampeter, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Religious Studies students train in all fields and enter all types of professions including working in policy making, law, management, teaching, medicine, social work, science. The question is where do you want to be and how much are you going to put in?

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years