Religious Studies A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Religious Studies is a respected, traditional academic subject, study of which indicates a capacity to think in a clear and structured fashion and to handle difficult concepts.


Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion

This involves the following: ancient philosophical influences; the nature of the soul, mind and body arguments about the existence or non-existence of God; the nature and impact of religious experience; the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil; ideas about the nature of God; and issues in religious language.

Unit 2: Religion and Ethics

This involves the following: normative ethical theories; the application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance; ethical language and thought; debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience; sexual ethics and the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs.

Unit 3: Developments in religious thought (Christianity)

This involves the following: 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 a tradition; significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought; key themes related to the relationship between religion and society.

How will it be delivered?

AS – 3 exams (1 hour 15 mins each) on each unit

A Level – 3 exams (2 hours each) on each unit

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including a grade 4/5  
or above in Maths and English. 

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