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Religious Studies AS and A at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

Take the opportunity to consider life's most important questions and learn to think critically. What is the point of human life? How should we live? What happens after death? What is the influence of religion upon society? Study what different thinkers have said, and consider how religious themes are portrayed in the media.

Religious Studies is open both to those with a religious belief and to those with none.

Course content

The AS course allows you to look at religion in contemporary society including the study of medical and environmental issues as well as looking at the religious response to secularisation.

Study what religious belief is and what it means to the individual. Even examine how religious themes are portrayed in the media, particularly soaps such as EastEnders and programmes such as the Simpsons.

At A2 level you will study Religious Ethics, Religion and Human Experience. There is a good deal of discussion and research, use of IT and the Internet, essay writing, field trips and exam practice.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English Language and grade C in Religious Studies (Full and Short Course)

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed by 100% examination.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study RS, Theology or Philosophy but it is also a good background for a vast range of other degree courses and jobs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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