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A Level Religious Studies at Ashton Sixth Form College

Course description

There are two aspects to the course – Religious Ethics in which you’ll study topics relating to relationships, family and sexuality, issues about war and peace, why people choose to embrace/reject religion and Religious Philosophy where you will look at questions such as; Is there a God and can we prove it? How can I live an ethical life – is there such a thing? What happens when we die? What is right and wrong? There is great emphasis on discussion and debate but you will also study what the great thinkers and religions have said.

Course content

Religious Ethics

One student was recently asked (shouted at) by his mum ‘Can’t you be good!!!’ But what is a ‘good’ person? This unit will look at ‘What the term good actually means’ and ‘What some of the greatest minds in history (religious and non-religious) have said about how to be good.’

Religious Philosophy

In this unit we will answer one of the ultimate question of life; ‘Is there a God?’ Basically is there an all-powerful being, out there somewhere, whom created the universe and humankind, who even today continues to influence human affairs. Or are we alone in a universe that was just an accidental result of a ‘Big Bang’ and ‘evolution’?

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE grades A*-C

Grade C - GCSE English Language


100% Exam

Future opportunities

Religious Studies students progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers. Last year 69% of students moved on to Higher Education and 16% secured employment or a place on an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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