A-Level Religious Studies

Course description

A-Level Religious Studies offers an in-depth engagement with some of the most significant and profound problems to have challenged the human mind, drawing on methods of philosophy, moral reasoning, and theological reflection. Can belief in God be supported intellectually? Is there life after death? What is the nature of goodness? How should the life, death and resurrection of Jesus be understood?

The course followed is Eduqas (WJEC) A-Level Religious Studies. More information can be found at http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/as-a-level/

Requirements

You do not need to have studied Religious Studies before or have any religious beliefs to take this course. However, you are expected to have attained a 7-9 grade at GCSE in at least one of the following: Philosophy, Religious Studies, English, or History. More importantly, for students to succeed it is essential for them to approach the subject with genuine intellectual curiosity and an open, inquiring and critical mind.

Assessment structure

The A-level is made up of the following three components:

  • Component 1: Study of Religion
  • Component 2: Philosophy of Religion
  • Component 3: Religion and Ethics

Each component is assessed through a 2-hour exam at the end of the course, and each accounts for a third of the total final grade. There is no coursework.

Potential careers

Religious Studies can lead you into any career. The philosophical, analytical reasoning that you will learn is important for very many careers, as you learn how to construct sound arguments and criticise bad ones. Former students have gone on to study a range of subjects at university, including Medicine, Law, English, Philosophy, Theology, Psychology and many others.

Contact for further information:

Mr. T. Kirby – tck@wellingtoncollege.org.uk