This qualification is designed to nurture the development of critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis and the construction of balanced, informed arguments within the context of a religious, philosophical, and ethical awareness. These skills are all essential for many careers. An A Level in Religious Studies is useful in the following professions:
The A Level Religious Studies course aims to thoroughly engage learners and develop an interest in Religious Studies, Philosophical and Ethical issues which extends beyond the classroom and can be applied to the world around them. It will involve finding out about issues which affect us all, learning about issues that are constantly in the news, looking at topics that really make you think and being able to say what you think!
Due to the exam being essay based, it is desirable that you have achieved at least a grade 4 in both English Literature and English Language at GCSE.
The enrichment opportunities in Religious Education are wide and varied. Here are just a few of the opportunity’s students at Rainford have experienced recently:
There are four lessons per week and the three separate modules will be taught in blocks.
Teaching groups tend to be between eight and sixteen in number, and the course is taught through a range of teaching and learning strategies.
These strategies include:
In Religious Studies, learners will study three components that are each externally assessed, these are:
These exams will take the form of an externally assessed written paper lasting two hours and testing your subject knowledge, analysis, and evaluation skills in an essay-based exam.