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Religious Studies A-Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

This new qualification allows you to apply a wide range of concepts enabling you to confidently interpret, contextualise and analyse the expressions of religions and the world views you encounter. It encourages you to develop an appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies and this is achieved through an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion.

Course content

Philosophy of religion.
The philosophical issues and questions that are studied are: Arguments for theexistence of God; challenges to religious belief including the problem of evil and suffering and religious belief being a product of the mind; religious experience; religious language.
Religion and ethics.
Significant concepts in ethics that are studies include: A study of three ethical theories; application of ethical theories to issues of importance; ethical thought; deontological ethics; teleological ethics and determinism and free will.

Study of religion: Hinduism.
You will have the opportunity to study this religion in depth. You will explore the religious beliefs, values and teachings; sources of wisdom and authority; practices that shape and express religious identity; social and historical developments; works of scholars; religion and society and primary texts.


Entry requirements

Students wishing to study this course must have both an interest and ability in the subject itself. A high standard of written English is required. A grade 6 at GCSE English Language or Literature is the minimum requirement or A grade 6 at GCSE Ethics is desirable.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Religious Studies, which could lead you onto higher education to studya variety of subjects e.g. archaeology, law,public administration, history, journalism, sociology, education etc. It is a subject highly valued by Universities because of the critical thinking nature of the course.

Further information

Contact Mrs W Allen at Cromwell Community College.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years