The AS specification for Religious Studies contains two units which include a wide range of topics for consideration, including an in-depth and broad study of Christianity, religion and ethics and philosophy of religion. The A Level specification allows learners to continue their systematic study of these three areas.
Undertaking Religious Studies will enable students to develop skills including: analysis of ideas, critical judgement, research, reading and interpretation of texts, discussion and debate of controversial ideas, envisaging life at other times and in other places, appreciation and respect for other viewpoints, confident participation in group discussions.
Religious Studies is relevant for degrees in: archaeology, philosophy, history, law, medicine, sociology, psychology, social sciences, education, literature and general arts.
6 GCSEs A* – C including English Language. It is not a course requirement to have studied RS at GCSE, although this is desirable.