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Religious Studies AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics takes account of developments in the world at large. It is designed for students of any religious persuasion, or none. This course offers a range of academic responses to the most important questions: How do I live? Is there any meaning or purpose to life? Could there be a life after death? Is it reasonable to believe that there is a God?

Course content

On this course you will have the opportunity to study religion in its contemporary setting. You will study a major world religion, look at the interface between the latest discoveries and religious thinking as well as philosophical responses to the claims that religion makes in its quest for truth. You will assess what belief means today and where it can and may be going. You will study Buddhism, a religion of experience rather than revelation. 

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above, including Maths and English Language


Examining Board: AQA

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We visit Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and meet leading practitioners. There is also a residential visit to London to visit a variety of places of worship and encounter the diverse range of believers and thinkers who live in arguably the world’s greatest multi-cultural city.

Future opportunities

It is a broad-based challenging subject designed for those who want to work hard and engage at the highest level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.