Religious Studies A Level at St Helens College
This A level explores religion and its relation to the wider world. You will be involved in ethical and philosophical debates, and encouraged to question and consider your own attitudes, values, beliefs and opinions.
If you enjoy seeing things from another perspective and critically analysing contentious issues, religious studies is an excellent choice for you.
You will cover the following:
- The existence of God
- The soul
- Meaning and purpose of life
- Evil and suffering
- Investigating religious experiences
- Behaviour towards others
In addition to this, you will study embryo research, cloning, designer babies, genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment and also ethics in relation to animal welfare.
You should have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.
You will be assessed by examinations at the end of each year.
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.
This A level can lead to a wide range of degree courses, including our FdA in Social Policy, Health and Housing at University Centre St Helens, accredited by University of Chester.
You could go on to secure a career within education, law, the church or social work.
Many students who study religious studies at A level have benefitted from special guest speakers such as scientists and interesting trips to museums and religious sites.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.