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AS Level: Religious Studies at Ashby School

Course description

This course aims to encourage an interest in, and promote the study of, 
religion. In particular, students should: 
  •  develop knowledge and understanding appropriate to a specialist study of the Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics 
  •  use an enquiring, critical and empathic approach to the study of religion 
The six objectives of the course are: 
1. Recall, select and deploy specified knowledge 
2. Identify, investigate and analyse questions and issues arising 
from the course of study 
3. Use appropriate language and terminology in context 
4. Interpret and evaluate Religious concepts, issues, ideas, the 
relevance of arguments and the views of scholars 
5. Communicate, using reasoned arguments substantiated by 
6. Develop the skill of making connections between the areas of 
study chosen and other specified aspects of human experience 

Entry requirements

For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five GCSE (or equivalent) 
passes at grades A* - C, including mathematics and English language. 
Students also require a grade C in Religious Studies (if taken). 

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to complement other A level courses. This 
could lead to higher education to study philosophy, theology or religious 
studies. With further training, students may choose a career related to 
religious issues and theology such as becoming a social worker or 
counsellor. Some students opt to go straight into employment.
This is a recognised qualification that will help students to develop the skills, 
understanding and knowledge sought by many employers across a range 
of industries, especially in sectors where people are the main focus. 
A qualification in Religious Studies is a valuable qualification widely 
recognised in higher and further education as well as by professional 
training bodies. 
A qualification at this level can help students to progress to a wide range 
of degree courses and careers, in areas such as law, medicine, social work 
and teaching

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask our independent careers adviser.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year