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Religious Studies A Level at New College Telford

Course description

This course will suit you if you have good written and comprehension skills, with an interest in developing these skills further through class discussion and written assessment. You will enjoy reading, analysing and evaluating ethical theories and texts, and will develop the ability to apply these skills through assignments and written examinations.

Course content

Religious Studies encourages and develops a wide range of transferable skills, such as written and oral communication, creative thinking, problem solving, research skills and engagement in topical issues. This course will stretch your mind and challenge you to 'think outside of the box' on contemporary issues and long held beliefs. The course includes units in Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Ethics and Developments in Religious Thought. You will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of complex philosophical and ethical arguments; evaluate philosophical texts and their relevance in the 21st Century; analyse moral dilemmas and suggest solutions by applying ethical theories.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language. It is not necessary to have GCSE Religious Studies, but if taken we would expect you to have a grade C or above.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied Religious Studies have gone on to a wide range of Higher Education courses and careers including Teaching, Law, Nursing, Human Resources, Marketing, Journalism and many more. Religious Studies is about life and how to live it; as such it will be of benefit to the student, whichever career path they choose.

Further information

Religious Studies is a broadening subject that combines well with a range of courses including Sociology, History and other Humanities, Social Sciences and Science subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
    • Email address:
    • admissions@nct.ac.uk

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