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Philosophy of Religion A Level at Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form

Course description

Religious Studies is a qualification valued by universities and employers because it demonstrates a candidate’s ability to research, analyse and evaluate. This course enhances general knowledge and develop the skills required for advanced study and various forms of employment such as medicine, law, and journalism.

This subject will become linear in September 2017.The details of the content account of this subject have not yet been finalized by the exam board, and maybe subject to change.

Course content

Year 12

The Year 12 course in Religious Studies is designed to enable learners to develop their interests in and enthusiasm for, a study of religion and its place in the wider world. The first year of the course and comprises 3 components:

  1. Introduction to study of Religion
  2. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  3. Introduction to Religion & Ethics

Year 13

The full A level encourages students to:

  • Develop their interest in a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world
  • Develop a knowledge of understanding appropriate to a specialist study of religion.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individual communities and societies.
  • Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion.


Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Grade B in R.E.

Minimum point score of 38 including Maths and English at grade 4 at GCSE. This is equivalent to 4B and 4C grades overall at GCSE. Students will also need to achieve the subject specific criteria below:

NEW GCSE POINT SCORE GCSE grade 2017 Points:

  • G 1.00
  • F 1.50
  • E 2.00
  • D 3.00
  • C 4.00
  • B 5.50
  • A 7.00
  • A* 8.50


The A level is assessed by examination at the end of year 13. This exam will cover all of the content taught in Year 12 and Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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