Religious Studies A Level
Religious Studies covers much more than just a history of religion. Equally important are philosophical and ethical ideas and you will study the theories of people such as Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche and their colleagues and formulate your own responses as part of this course.
Our experienced team of teachers combined with small class sizes, highly engaging and interactive lessons and outstanding levels of support, lead to excellent outcomes for our students. You will have the opportunity to attend university style A Level Lecture Conferences in London as well as attend seminars at leading universities.
Our Religious Studies Department has a well-established history of regular trips to Prague, Krakow and Auschwitz, and Berlin and in there is an upcoming trip to Rome planned to investigate its cultural heritage, art and historic architecture.
At school you will be encouraged to join the Model United Nations Club and Debating Society. You will study three key components in the course: the philosophy of religion, religion and ethics and the study of key concepts within the development of christian thought. Knowledge and understanding are externally assessed in three two hour papers at the end of the course.
Examination board: OCR
Where could this course take you?
Studying Religious Studies at A Level helps develop the critical skills necessary for a host of career options, including public services, journalism, media, medicine or nursing, teaching and the travel industry. At university, this qualification links well with the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences and it is a well-respected qualification within all higher education settings, including Russell Group universities.