An A Level in Religious Studies can be the starting point to a variety of careers – from teaching to archaeology. As a highly regarded subject, it opens doors to a range of career paths including law, philosophy, social work, teaching and community work.
Once you’re trained in your chosen field, your qualification will open up a whole new world of possibilities – you could go on to become a teacher, anthropologist, solicitor, or even a diplomat, depending on what you go on to study at university.
During your course, you will develop an in-depth understanding and appreciation of religious beliefs and teachings, as well as the disciplines of ethics and philosophy of religion. Your course will be thoroughly engaging and further develop your interest in Religious Studies. The topics you will study include philosophy of religion, arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil, the possibility of life after death.
You will also take part in debates surrounding the concept of conscience and free will, the influence on ethical thought and its developments in religious beliefs and the philosophy of religion. In addition to this, you will study developments in Christian thought, religious beliefs, values and teachings, sources of religious wisdom and authority, practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within Christianity.
- English and Maths minimum Grade 5
- Best 8 including English and Maths, minimum of 48 points, average 6
- Must have a minimum of grade 6 GCSE in the subject you wish to study at A Level and a 7 for Science and Maths
You will be assessed entirely by external examination.