Religious Studies A Level


Religious Studies AS/A2 Level

About the course

A Level Religious Studies provides an in-depth study into some of the historic religions of the world. You will apply analytical thinking to complex moral problems, and find out what the great religious thinkers had to say about them.

  • You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • In addition, you must have achieved at least a grade B in one written subject, e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business or Religious Studies.

International students:


  • Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

This course looks at a number of Western and Eastern philosophical, ethical and religious traditions. The first year focuses on the question of what it means to say that an action is right or wrong, as well as introducing the main principles of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy.

The second year examines the relationship between religion and human experience, exploring the role religion plays in contemporary society, its visual representation and the challenges that face religion. Eastern religious beliefs and practices will be treated in more detail.

Assessment is by coursework and by end of year exams. Successful completion of the first year gains you an AS Level in Religious Studies. Completion of the second gains you an A Level in Religious Studies.

This course should be considered as analytical training for further study. Paired with a complementary A Level like Philosophy or even Politics, it can be a stepping stone to acceptance on a Degree course studying Religion, Philosophy or even History.


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Zoe Browne

Zoe Browne

Subjects: A Levels in Business Studies, Religious Studies and History

Destination: Queen Mary University to study Law

She said: "I am so grateful to everyone who helped me.

"I would definitely recommend the College. You get to work independently and the staff are always really helpful and professional.”

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Start date
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07 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
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2 Years
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
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