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AS/A2 Level Religion & Ethics at Kingsmead School

Course description

Why should I study Religion & Ethics?

Ever since humankind started to think, religion has been a fundamental part of our development. As people look into the vastness of space or witness the miracle of birth, they contemplate the meaning of life and their own mortality. It has always been this way. In the 21st century, religion still addresses the same eternal human questions about life and death, values and relationships, right and wrong. Religious Studies is an inclusive subject, designed for people of any faith and people who have no faith. It is not necessary to have taken Religious Studies at GCSE. All that is required is a desire to find out more about religion and its role in society.

What skills can I gain from studying Religion & Ethics?

You will develop the skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation,evaluation, communication and debate.This course encourages students to:

• Develop their interest in a study of religion and its relation to the wider world

• Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion

• Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes.

Entry requirements

National data suggest successful students will have achieved a GCSE point score of 36.8 or more.

Future opportunities

The skills that you will learn in Religious Studies will be useful to you in any number of careers; teaching, youth work, journalism, civil service or government to name a few. If you’re thinking of a career in law or medicine then a Religious Studies A-Level is looked upon favourably for undergraduate courses too. Religious Studies is one of the fastest growing subjects. This is partly because it is compatible with, and has a similar skills baseto, subjects such as English, History, Sociology, Philosophy and Government and Politics. It is also a good partner course for not only the subjects mentioned, but also for Archaeology, Classical Civilisation and History of Art.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 July 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September