A Level Religious Studies
Religion plays an important role in our society and can influence what people think, feel, and believe. While studying this A Level, students get a broad look at how religion and spirituality form the basis of our culture.
Choosing Religious Studies will give students a much better understanding of themselves and the society in which we live. Religious Studies requires students to be logical, open minded and analytical in thought.
The skills involved in completing an A Level in Religious Studies include:
- Research skills;
- Critical judgement;
- The ability to work with abstract, conceptual ideas;
- An ability to 'understand both sides' and negotiate and resolve conflict;
- Problem - solving skills;
- An appreciation of human diversity, belief systems, cultural and spiritual experiences.
Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2
- AS 1 : The Celtic Church in Ireland
- AS 2 : Religious Ethics: Foundations, Principles and Practice
- A2 1 : Themes in Celtic Church; Reformation and Post Reformation Church
- A2 2 : Ethics and society
At present the year 14 Religious Studies students are hoping to pursue careers in:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Teaching and politics
A Level Religious Studies Entry Requirements
This qualification requires pupils to have:
7 GCSEs A*-C. Due to the specific nature of RE A Level it is essential that students achieve at least a grade B in both English and Religious Education at GCSE. Competency and fluency in essay writing is necessary to succeed.
Religious Studies helps in ethical decision making and improves research and critical thinking skills, which is a quality desired by many employers and universities.
Current year 14 pupils
This course could lead to careers and higher education in:
- Social Work;
- Health Care;
- Youth and Community Work