A Level Religious Studies
If you have ever wondered about the existence of God, or how we decide the different between right and wrong, then this is the course for you.
Why Study A Level Religious Studies?
“I particularly enjoy the Ethics side as there is lots of opportunity for discussion and debate. It follows on from some of the things we did at GCSE, but it goes much deeper and really makes you think.”
“I was told that if I liked some aspects of the GCSE then I would love the A-level. It’s basically all the good bits of the GCSE stuck together and then explored even further. It really is excellent preparation for life.”
“You always get to put your own view across in lessons and I love it when discussions take the lesson off into unplanned territory. The specialist knowledge of our teachers helps to enthuse us and they help us to learn without us really realising that we are actually working really hard!”
Religious Studies is a popular subject; both at St Edward’s and nationally, in the UK more than 20,000 students take the final exams each year. More and more students have opted to study the subject at Key Stage 5 due to the diverse range of interesting topics that it covers. Students are generally very successful too; a very high percentage of our students achieve A*-C grades every year and almost all students either meet or exceed their target grade.
If you enjoy academic rigor, are a deep thinker, have a curious mind and have ever wondered about such things as the existence of God or how we decide the difference between right and wrong, then this is the course for you!
Component 1 – Philosophy of Religion
Through the study of the Philosophy of Religion you will learn to think both abstractly and critically.
Component 2 – Religious Ethics
Within Religious Ethics you will learn about the different theories for resolving moral dilemmas.
Component 3 – Developments in Christian Thought
The developments in Religious Thought unit tackles some of the major shifts within Theology and the impact they have on our understanding of the human condition.
Exam Code: OCT H573
Where the course leads:
Religious Studies is widely recognised as a challenging academic subject that provides students with a range of transferable skills that will help them make the move to the world of work or university. Some of the best matches for courses and professions are teaching, law, medicine or the police. These are just few examples; there are many, many more.
Grade 5 in GCSE RE
Mr T Willis
Religious Education Subject Leader