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Religious Studies - A Level AQA


This course will enlarge your understanding of religious beliefs and practices and how they affect people's lives. Some units emphasise ethical issues; others study philosophy of religion in depth. You will be developing thinking skills. You will also be challenged and helped to learn more about yourself.

Year 1 Introduction to Religious Studies
Students will study two units:
Component 1 Philosophy of religion and ethics
Component 2 Study of religion

Year 2 Studies in Religion

Students will study two units:
Component 1 Philosophy of religion and ethics
Component 2 Study of religion and dialogues

Taught Through:
A variety of different methods including seminars and group presentations. Resources you will use include books, the internet, TV and magazines. You will develop reading and writing skills and may share your learning with other students through classroom presentations and displays.

Your qualification will be evidence of your ability which will be recognised by universities and employers. You can continue to study RS, Theology, Philosophy or Divinity for a university degree.
What could you be?
Lawyer; Journalist; Police Officer; Religious Leader.
Where could you go?
Oxford; Cambridge; Durham; Cardiff; Bath Spa; Queens Belfast.
Further Education in the following subjects: English; History; Religious Studies; Social Work; Philosophy and Law.
Recent student destinations:
Southampton - English; Plymouth - Primary Teaching; London University - English.

Entry Recommendations:
Minimum Grade 5 or above in English GCSE.
Assessment:
Year 1
2 Written Exams
Year 2
2 Written Exams

Sinead Thorpe
thorpes@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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