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Religious Education A Level at Kensington Aldridge Academy

Course description

Religion plays an important role in our society and can influence what people think, feel, and believe. Through studying Religious Studies, you get a broad look at how religion and spirituality form the basis of our culture.

Religious Studies also helps you develop marketable skills and aptitudes including:

  • analytical and strategic thinking;
  • research skills;
  • critical judgement;
  • the ability to work with abstract, conceptual ideas;
  • an ability to 'understand both sides' and negotiate and resolve conflict;
  • problem-solving skills;
  • leadership skills;
  • understanding of the impact of conflicting ideologies; and
  • an appreciation of human diversity, belief systems, cultural and spiritual experience

You will study key Philosophical and Ethical Theories as well as a set Religion. As always, this will lead to intense debate and allow you to form your own critical opinions. 

Course content

Content includes arguments for the existence of God, the problem of Evil and Suffering, the equality of men and women, sexual ethics, the reasons for atheism, religious belief / practice as well as many more!

Entry requirements

6 A*-C grades plus a grade 5 or above in both English (Lit and / or Lang) and Maths, with a B grade or above in the four AS subjects you wish to study (or closest equivalent)


Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion

Exam: 2hrs (33.3%). 

Paper 2: Religion and Ethics

Exam: 2hrs (33.3%).

Paper 3: Study of Religion.

Exam: 2hrs (33.3%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kensington Aldridge Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016
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