A Level Religious Studies

Name of course

Religious Studies

Examining board

Link to specification

Eduqas part of WJEC

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/as-a-level/eduqas-a-level-religious-studies-spec-from-2016-c.pdf?language_id=1

Course Entry Requirements

 

To study Religious Studies you must have a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature or GCSE Religious Studies

Why Religious Studies?

 

Religious studies incorporate Philosophy and ethics.  It is an excellent option for people who are curious about life’s deepest questions. It will challenge and allow you to challenge others.

Course Content

 

Component 1: A Study of Religion.

  • Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification.
  • There will be four themes within each option: religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts and religious life; significant social and historical developments in religious thought; religious practices and religious identity.

Component 2: Philosophy of Religion.

  • Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification.
  • There will be four themes within this component: arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief; religious experience; religious language.

Component 3: Religion and Ethics.

  • Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification.
  • There will be four themes within this component: ethical thought; deontological ethics; teleological ethics; determinism and free will.

Where could this course lead to?

 

Progression into Higher Education such as a degree in Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies, Law, Journalism PPE.

Religious studies is highly respected as an academic Discipline.

Suggested Reading and resources

 

https://alevelreblog.wordpress.com/about/

Also look out for ethics in the news.

What our students say about studying Religious Studies

 

“Great course – far more challenging than I first expected.”

“Allowed me to explore preconceived notions about my own faith.”

“Philosophy really challenged my thinking.”

“I will be taking it further, I am studying Theology at Cambridge.”