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A Level Religious Studies

Qualification AS / A2

Examination Board: WJEC

COURSE DESCRIPTION ‘A’ level religious studies encourages students to consider their place in a multi-cultural society and global community. It promotes analytic and critical thinking skills, and engagement with fundamental religious and moral issues in contemporary society.

AS/A2 Units The first year is the AS course and covers:

Module 1: introduction to eastern religions (Buddhism)

Module 2: introduction to religion and ethics

The second year completes the ‘a’ level with topics such as:
Unit 3: further studies in religion and ethics

Unit 4: synoptic module - ‘life, death & life after death’.

Assessment 100% examination

Entry 5 GCSE’s at grades A* to C including English language and maths

Progression Many students are offered places at university to study degree courses in religious studies and/or theology. However, the skills acquired during this course means that many students will also follow undergraduate studies in education, law, journalism, philosophy, literature, history, politics and the social sciences. A great many students also go on to employment in careers as diverse as the police force, armed services, social services, prison and probation work, education, and work within the NHS

Course Length:

2 Years

Course Levels:



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