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Religious Studies A Level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Course description

Religious Studies/Theology is one of the oldest academic disciplines there is. As such, there is an unprecedented depth to scholarly research, and a fascinating richness of thought on any given topic. We would love to help you to formulate your own thoughts to contribute to the debate.

Course content

AS Modules -

Students will be required to study the following 2 units, each carrying 25% of the final mark: 
  • Introduction to Religion in Contemporary Society
  • Introduction to Religion and Philosophy

A2 Modules -
One of the two units followed to AS-level will be studied to A2 Level. Unit titles are as above, but 'Introduction to' becomes 'Studies in'.
Additionally, there will be a 'seen' essay title released in the January of the year of examination, and examined in the Spring. This is a 'stand alone' unit entitled 'Religion and Human Experience.'

Entry requirements

An open mind, a willing spirit and a teachable heart. There are no specific requirements in addition to the requirements for admission set by St Christopher's. GCSE RS is not an essential pre-requisite.


There are 4 units: 2 at AS and 2 at A2, each carrying 25% of the final mark. Each unit is assessed by examination, the final unit's exam question is 'seen' prior to the date of examination.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016
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