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 a variety of leading universities. Our Religious Studies Department has a well-established history of regular trips to Prague, Krakow and Auschwitz, and Berlin and in 2019 there is a trip to Rome to investigate its cultural heritage, art and historic architecture. At school, you will be encouraged to join the Senior Debating Team and/or the PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics) Society.
You will study three key components in the course: the philosophy of religion, the study of 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; it is useful in international contexts and in management settings.
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.