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