Religious Studies

Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: OCR
Religious Studies covers some of life’s most fundamental questions: Does God exist? If God is ‘loving and powerful’ then why does s/he allow suffering? What are the sources of authority in Religion? Do heaven and hell exist? How do developments in society impact on religion? Is religion sexist? How should I live? How should we live as a society? How can we ensure good ethical practice alongside new advances in medical developments? You will examine these kinds of issues in a critical and analytical way, regardless of whether you are a person of religious faith or not.

Universities and employers place great value on Religious Studies because it helps students to develop key skills such as the ability to develop and structure coherent arguments, provide textual analysis and very importantly it fosters independent thinking.

Course Units

Unit 01: Philosophy of Religion

Unit 02: Religion and Ethics

Unit 03: Developments in Christian Religious Thought

Course Assessment

Assessment is 100% examination based. There will be three exams at the end of the course.

This Course Can Lead To…

This subject is useful if you want to go on to study a degree in Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy but also Law, Health and Social care, Criminology etc. This course also supports those who study the sciences, including those who wish to follow a career in Medicine. This course is available to people of religious belief, or none.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in English Language

Course Highlights

1 Attendance at conferences in London on Philosophy and Ethics.

2 Tailored materials for the students to meet the specifications.

3 Students were taken to the National art gallery to examine themes of morality and heaven and hell.