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Religious Studies A Level (AQA) at Tower Hamlets College

Course description

Religious Studies gives you the chance to look at how we have come to understand ourselves and the world around us.

At AS level you are required to study two units. The first looks at Ethics. This allows you to explore issues such as Euthanasia, Abortion, philosophers such as Bentham and Mill and the Value and Nature of Human Life. The second unit will concentrate on a world religion. You will be studying Christianity and will focus on Trinity and Salvation, Christian scripture and Christian way of life.

At A2 level you will look at Life, Death and Beyond. This will consist of studying life on earth, its relationship to a variety of religions alongside different rituals of death and what happens in the afterlife. You will also study Islam, Sharia Law, Role of Women and the Family and Islam in Contemporary Society.

You will develop good written, interpersonal and communication skills. You will develop critical and evaluative skills, take part in group presentations and carry out research. 

Course content

  • Ethics and philosophy
  • World religion
  • Life, death and religion
  • Islam in contemporary society

Entry requirements

  • General A-Level entry requirements apply
  • You must have at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and Maths producing an average point score of 42 and at least one B grade in a written subject


You will be assessed by sitting two exams in the first year and two in the second year.

Future opportunities

  • University to study Religion, Theology or Humanities subjects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tower Hamlets College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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