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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

OVERVIEW:

A Level Religious Studies provides a coherent and thought-provoking programme of study. Students develop their understanding and appreciation of religious beliefs and teachings, as well as the disciplines of ethics and the philosophy of religion.

The course is made up of three components which you will be examined on.

Component 01: Philosophy of religion

  • Students study philosophical language and thought, and issues and questions raised by belief.

Component 02: Religion and ethics

  • Students explore key concepts and the works of influential thinkers, ethical theories and their application.

Component 03: Developments in religious thought

Students select one religion from the following to study systematically: Christianity

EQUIPMENT:

Textbooks, iPad, A4 notebook and folders to store your classwork.

SKILLS:

Successful students have a good level of written English, good communication skills, are analytical, disciplined and patient.

ASSESSMENT:

This is linear course with all exams at the end of the course. This will be in the form of 3 written papers, each lasting 2hrs. Each paper covers one of the three components mentioned above.

FUTURE PROSPECTS:

A level Religious Studies is a facilitating subject which provides a sound basis for entry into higher education, it will give a good grounding for careers working with people, such as, teacher, police officer, nursery nurse, community worker, doctor and other careers in the health service.