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Religious Studies at Beal High School

Course description

The Specification offers an academic approach to the study of religion and is accessible to candidates of any religious persuasion or none with its primary focus on philosophy, ethics and in-depth study of one religion.
The Eduqas Religious Studies Specification encourages candidates to:
 develop their interest in a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world
 develop knowledge and understanding appropriate to a specialist study of religion
 develop an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies
 adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
 reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their study.

Future opportunities

The wide nature of the course at all levels utilises and develops knowledge advantageous in a multitude of careers, being particularly useful in any career which requires understanding individuals and their place and purpose in society. As such it is an excellent preparation for a career in law, politics, medicine, psychology, journalism, social work, business, and any career which involves relating with other people.
The course also develops language, discussion, presentation and inter-personal skills, as well as the ability to research, evaluate, and present reasoned balanced arguments – skills essential to other subjects, further study and any career-path.

Further information

There are no prior knowledge requirements for this course. This course is suitable for you if you:
 are interested, passionate and fascinated by religion and philosophy.
 are interested in a philosophical approach to life and its purpose, and possess an open, critical and logical mind.
 enjoy listening to and reading about other people’s ideas, arguing and debating - and then coming to your own reasoned conclusion.
 enjoy reading, writing, and self-study.
 have well-developed research skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next January
  • Duration: 1-2 years