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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Religious Studies

A Level

"A large part of the Religious Studies course centres on philosophy and ethics. The debates are really fun and we regularly host discussions on a wide range of ethical issues."

What will I study?

Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion

  • Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God.
  • The challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil.
  • The possibility of life after death.

Unit 2: Religion and Ethics

  • The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance.
  • Debates surrounding the significant ideas of conscience and free will.
  • The influence on ethical thought and its developments in religious beliefs and the philosophy of religion.

Unit 3: Developments in Christian Thought

  • Religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections, and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world.
  • Sources of religious wisdom and authority.
  • Practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within Christianity.

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and, if taken, GCSE Religion (Grade 9-5).

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed entirely by external examination

Where will A Level Religious Studies lead me?

Religious Studies is of use to those students who are keen to progress to higher education – particularly to those thinking of careers in Media, Law, Politics, Social work, Teaching and Community Work.