Level: Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced LevelExamination Board: WJEC Why Religious Studies?
There are two common misconceptions with regard to Religious Studies as an Advanced Subsidiary or A-Level option. Firstly, it’s not a subject just for people who wish to become nuns or priests! Secondly, the purpose of the course is not to turn the student into a more religious person. The course welcomes believers and non-believers alike and for this reason, neither the course content nor the exam will be concerned with your personal opinion about religion. What kind of person chooses Religious Studies at AS / A Level? You need to be an open minded person, especially with regard to religion. It helps if you enjoy debate and discussing the major questions about life which religions try to answer and would like to develop your ability to consider other points of view by these discussions.
Why choose Religious Studies at AS / A Level?
Because it is a multi-disciplined subject you will become proficient in many different skills and your mind will become highly trained. The subject gives an insight into human nature and the aspirations of mankind, will develop self-awareness and encourage systematic and rational thought. It is therefore an excellent choice if you are aiming for the world of industry. The following companies welcome applications from young people who have chosen RS at AS / A-Level: Boots, Marks & Spencer, the Post Office, gas and electricity boards, the Police Force, the Armed Forces, nursing colleges – to name but a few. The subject is also accepted by Universities for courses such as Law, History, Welsh, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy as well as Religious Studies and Divinity courses.