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Religious Studies A Level at Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College

Course description

Through a rigorous study of religion, philosophy and ethics, RS aims to develop your understanding of the wider world and the role of religion plays in influencing individuals, communities and societies. Through a critical and reflective study of religion, you will develop your own ideas on some of the most important, complex and long lasting questions that humans face.

Course content

- Unit 1: Religion and ethics, including the understanding and application of ethical theory to important moral issues
- Unit 2: Philosophy of religion, including arguments for and against the existence of God, religious language and the problem of evil
- Unit 3: A systematic study of one religion, including beliefs and teachings, sources of authority and wisdom, and practices

Entry requirements

At least grade B at GCSE RS and grade 5 at GCSE English


This course is assessed entirely through examinations

Future opportunities

An A-level in RS can be of value to those considering degree courses such as Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, History, Politics, Law, English, Sociology and the Social Sciences. The focus on understanding religion and belief alongside the development of critical and reflective thinking makes it highly valued by employers, especially in those jobs that involve working with people.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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