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Religious Studies is ideal for those who want to study Religion or Theology at university level.


A Level Religious Studies

Course code: 7062

Delivery method: Classroom /  Online

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: AQA A Level Religious Studies

Awarding body: AQA

A Level Religious Studies is an excellent choice for those with an interest in religion, or those who want to combine this A Level with other A Level options like Philosophy or History.

This A Level is also ideal for those who want to study Religion or Theology at university level. You will cover a range of religions including Buddhism giving a holistic perspective.

Overview / Skills

This A-Level in Religious Studies is suitable for students of all religions. You will cover a wide range of religions including Christianity as well as Buddhism or Hinduism or Sikhism. You will understand how religion plays into moral decision making and adopt an enquiring, reflective and critical approach to the study of religion.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A-Level Religious Studies.

Developing an interest in the study of religion and how it interacts with the wider world.

Adopt an enquiring critical and effective approach to the study of religion.

Reflect and develop your own value, opinions and attitudes.

Course outline

This course is divided into 2 components:

Component 1

Section A: Philosophy of religion
• Arguments for the existence of God
• Evil and suffering
• Religious experience
• Religious language
• Miracles
• Self and life after death.
Section B: Ethics and religion
• Ethical theories
• Issues of human life and death
• Issues of animal life and death
• Introduction to meta ethics
• Free will and moral responsibility
• Conscience
• Bentham and Kant.



Component 2

Section A: Study of religion – for each faith option (2A–2E) the following topics are covered:
• Sources of wisdom and authority
• God/gods/ultimate reality
• Self, death and the afterlife
• Good conduct and key moral principles
• Expression of religious identity
• Religion, gender and sexuality
• Religion and science
• Religion and secularisation
• Religion and religious pluralism.
Section B: The dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion.
How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on philosophy of religion in relation to the
issues studied.
Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion.
How religion