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Philosophy and Ethics A Level at Colston's Girls' School

Course description

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Religious Studies A Level helps you to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of religion and relate it to the wider world, and to develop knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the specialist study of religion.


The course content is entirely philosophy and ethics based, and you will adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to religion and be able to reflect upon and develop your own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of your learning.

A Level Religious Studies is recognised as a rigorous academic qualification by universities, and will be useful to students considering a wide range of degree courses including Philosophy, Theology and a range of other disciplines across the arts and humanities.

It is a useful qualification for those considering careers in the judiciary, teaching, journalism and any other career where good literacy skills and an ability to see diļ¬€erent points of view are necessary.ics (RE)?

Course content

The three units studied at A level are:

  1. Philosophy of Religion, which includes the study of ancient Greek and Judaeo-Christian influences on the philosophy of religion, arguments for the existence of God and challenges to religious belief.
  2. Religious Ethics, which includes both ethical theories and applied ethics.
  3. Developments in Christian Thought, which is the study of how Christian philosophical and ethical ideas have developed over time

Entry requirements

6 C grades and above, including B or above in English and a Humanities subject (History, Geography or RS)


AS three exams, 1 hour 15 minutes each; 33% of AS level grade

A level three exams, 1 hour 30 minutes each; 33% of A level grade

Future opportunities

Religious Studies is a subject that is welcomed by Russell Group universities and is a particularly good foundation for Philosophy, humanities and the social sciences

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colston's Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2017
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