OCR A Level Religious Studies at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre
A critical examination of the big questions about life through the exploration of Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy, and the Development of Christianity over the past two millennia.
Students will get to consider and debate topics such as the existence of God, the nature of freewill and its relationship to evil in the world, the consideration of life after death and the role the media plays in defining morality.
At least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (minimum grade 4 Maths and English)
(B Grade in RS)
The course is assessed by three two hour examinations at the end of year 13.
There are formative assessments during the years to help students improve their knowledge, develop their evaluation skills and enhance their exam technique in preparation for the final exams.
Remember, Archbishop Ilsley does not run a 6th form just for future university students).
A level RS is a well-respected qualification by universities and employers, being considered a ‘facilitating subject’ by The Russell Group of Universities. The nature of the course, the content studied and critical thinking skills honed help to develop well rounded individuals who have spent time exploring their own thoughts and beliefs. Students develop those traits that will allow them thrive in any university course or profession that demands independent thought, creativity and analytical enquiry.
RS is a perfect stepping stone to careers in philosophy, teaching, law and other disciplines that require skill in rhetoric. Famous Theology and Philosophy graduates include ex US President Bill Clinton, civil rights activist Martin Luther King, actor & comedian Ricky Gervais, actor Hugh Bonneville, comedian Miles Jupp and numerous company CEOs included flicker co-founder Stewart Butterfield and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre directly.