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Religious Studies A Level at Alsager School

Course description

The AS course has two units:

Philosophy of Religion:

  • The cosmological argument
  • Religious experience
  • Psychology and religion and atheism and postmodernism

World Religions and Christianity:

  • Beliefs about God: The Trinity and salvation
  • The scriptures
  • Worship and way of life

The A2 course has two units:

Life, Death and Beyond:

  • Religious and secular perspectives on the nature and value of human life
  • Eschatological and apocalyptic teaching and attitudes discussing the end of the world
  • Life after death

New Testament:

  • John’s Gospel and its relationship to the Synoptic Gospels
  • The nature, role and purpose of signs in John’s Gospel

Entry requirements

Grade B or above at GCSE

Assessment

AS
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Written exam: 2 x 1 hour 45 minutes written exams worth 90 marks each.

A2
100% Exam

Written exam: 2 x 3 hour written exams worth 100 marks each.

Future opportunities

The course encourages students to develop their critical and evaluative skills which will enable then to go on to Higher Education studying a wide range of courses such as Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Law, Sociology and the Social Sciences.

This can lead to job opportunities in the following areas; business (particularly international business), counselling and social work, education, journalism, law, event planning, hospitality, or 100% Exam 100% Exam the service industry, the government, foreign service, or the Peace Corps, marketing and management, museums and the arts, non-profit or non-governmental organizations, publishing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 January 2016
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