A Level Religious Studies

A Level Religious Studies is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore a range of questions such as whether religion is a human construct, does God exist and what are miracles, do they still happen? Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a wide range of degree courses. Debate key philosophical issues and get to the heart of why people hold religious beliefs.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    RS – Theology & Philosophy appeals to students who like to debate key philosophical issues and get to the heart of why people hold religious beliefs. They are interested in the world in which they live, in current affairs and how religion has been, to some extent, marginalised by modern developments, such as the developments of science. You do not have to have any religious commitment to study this course and can be from any religious background, the key quality for this course is to have a lively and enquiring mind!

    You can also join the RS – Theology & Philosophy Academy to extend your studies, taking part in trips, debates and guest lectures to allow you to fully appreciate how the world can be interpreted and understood.

    Many of our students progress to read a wide number of degrees at university as RS – Theology & Philosophy has transferable skills that will make you a very strong candidate when the time comes to leave us.

    You will experience life-enhancing learning as the topics covered can have a real impact on moral thinking and the dilemmas we face as people.

    The course explores philosophy, religion and ethics within a modern context. It looks at questions such as:

    • does the order and purpose of the world imply a designer?
    • does God exist?
    • what is atheism?
    • how should I behave?
    • do near-death experiences prove that there is life after death?
    • what are miracles and do they still happen?



  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?

    100% written examination.

  • Progression Pathway

    Students who take this course can progress to read a wide number of degrees at university as it will be non-restrictive. Careers include teaching, journalism, social work, medicine, law, the police, research, broadcasting and television.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.