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Religious Studies AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Course description

This AS Level offers you the opportunity to:

  • Explore different concepts about the nature of God. 
  • Examine arguments for the existence of God.
  • Ask philosophical questions about life and human nature. 
  • Explore different ethical theories.
  • Discuss the ethics of medical issues such as abortion, euthanasia and genetic engineering and war and peace.

At A2 level

  • Question if human behaviour is determined or freely chosen.
  • The role of conscience in moral decision making.
  • Beliefs about life after death.
  • Beliefs about body and Soul .
  • The revelation of God.

Course content

As above.

Entry requirements

In order to study Religious Studies at A Level it is necessary to have achieved a grade C in English Language and a grade B in Religious Education. In the event of not studying Religious Education before, a B grade in either History or Geography will be necessary.


You will study for two examination papers at AS level which will be taken in June:

  • The Philosophy of Religion
  • Religious Ethics

Each paper is worth 50% of your AS.

You will study for two further exams at A2 level:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religious Ethics

Each paper is worth 25% of your overall A2 grade.

Future opportunities

Religious Studies AS level can be useful for further studies in theology and philosophy.  It also compliments studies in science, psychology, law and any of the humanities subjects.

 The course develops student’s capacity to weigh up an argument and analyse scholars’ concepts about the human person and the world. These skills will compliment most higher education courses and career choices, e.g. Medicine, Law, Journalism, Psychology, and Teaching.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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    • Travel to school by public transport is strongly recommended as there is very limited parking on site and in the local area.

      For those travelling by bicycle we also have secure bicycle racks on site.

      Nearest Tube Stations 

      Greenford and Ealing Broadway 

      Nearest British Rail Station 


      Nearest Bus Routes

      92 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Wembley - Neasden

      95 Southall - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      105 Heathrow - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      282 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Eastcote - Mount Vernon

      E1 Ealing Broadway - Drayton Green - Greenford

      E2 Brentford - Greenford - Ruislip

      E3 Greenford - Acton - Chiswick

      E5 Greenford - Southall - Havelock Estate

      E6 Greenford - Willowtree Lane - Hayes

      E7 Ealing - Greenford - Ruislip

      E9 Ealing Broadway - Greenford - Yeading

      Access for Disabled Visitors

      We have a limited number of parking spaces available for disabled visitors. The school reception can be accessed via a ramp and automatic doors. In addition to this, the majority of buildings have lifts and ramp access. If you are visually or hearing impaired, or have other needs, you would be welcome to contact the school prior to coming to the school so that we can endeavour to meet your needs during your visit.