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Religious Studies

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Course Overview

The A Level in Religious Studies encourages you to develop your interest in the study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies.  

Religious Studies students will adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion, as well as reflecting and developing your own values, opinions and attitudes in light of your study.  

Course Content

You will study three components: 

  • A Study of Religion – You will undertake an in-depth and broad study of Christianity, covering themes ranging from religious figures and sacred texts to practices that shape religious identity.  
  • Philosophy of Religion – You will undertake an in-depth and broad study of fundamental philosophical themes, ranging from arguments for the existence of God, to the use of religious language.  
  • Religion and Ethics – You will undertake an in-depth and broad study of fundamental ethical themes, ranging from ethical language and thought to freewill and determinism.  


Religious studies knowledge can be useful for many jobs where you are working within communities or with the public. Religious Studies graduates can be found working in: 

  • Counselling  
  • Social Services 
  • Marketing  
  • Education and Training  
  • The Public Sector