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Religious Studies AS Level at Hackney Community College

Course description

This course deals with some of the most fundamental questions of life and looks at the answers that different religious traditions and philosophers have given. You will develop strong writing and analysis skills, the ability to argue logically and forecfully, and learn to solve complex problems. You sill study two units: Introduction to Religion in Contemporary Society and Islam.

Course content

You will learn through a variety of activities. Real life case studies will be used to explain theories. You’ll be encouraged to discuss and share views in small groups. There are some practical elements to the course such as planning and carrying out presentations. You’ll learn through research, case studies, discussions, note taking, reading and individual research projects.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A-C, including a minimum grade C in GCSE English language and maths. Other qualifications (including overseas equivalents), will be considered.


Assessment is entirely by examination.

Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

A2 Religious Studies

Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues. As a student of HCC Sixth Form, you are entitled to additional learning support if you need it. For many students additional support is provided on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. This is very beneficial to your learning as it is a mechansim by which you can develop your literacy and numeracy skills and so improve your chances of success on the course. Subject specific workshops are available after the October half term as one hour sessions per week to assist and support your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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