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Religious Studies A level at The Holy Cross School

Course description

This fascinating subject includes a study of Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics and New Testament Studies.

Philosophy is the study of wisdom and it gives you the opportunity to study some ultimate questions such as philosophical arguments about the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering, and philosophical debates about miracles.

Ethics is thought provoking and relevant to many careers today such as law and medicine as it deals with current issues in society. You will study the relationship between religion and morality; ethical theories such as Utilitarianism and Situation ethics and ethical issues including War and Peace and Sexual Ethics.

New Testament Studies will give you the opportunity to study the Gospel texts, the scholarly and critical methods used today to study the text of the New Testament. We will also explore aspects of Christian Theology, for example the nature of Jesus as both human and divine.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in Religious Studies and Grade 5 in English Language or Literature.


Three written examinations of 2 hours each.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Cross School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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