Religious Education

About the course

AS/A Level Religious Studies is an excellent foundation for degree level studies in subjects such as Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Journalism, Social Work, Law, Education and many more. In addition, it is suitable for a diverse range of candidates who wish to further their academic, research, enquiry and analytical skills.

The OCR specification provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ethical and theological themes as well as specialist scholarly debate in their critical and contextual forms.

Who is the course suitable for?

AS/A2 Religious Studies is suitable for committed students who wish to develop a range of key skills, advance significantly in subject knowledge whilst specifically increasing their communicative analytical abilities. The course will provide successful candidates with a solid foundation in Religious Studies if they wish to progress into further education or employment opportunities.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are preferably an A*-C grade in GCSE RE and/or related humanities (but all applicants will be considered).

Why Study Religious Studies?

“If one fails to understand the world’s religious beliefs and practices, then one fails to understand the world.” Working out what people believe and why they believe is incredibly empowering towards understanding many aspects of the society we live in. Faith and religion are wide open to a range of complimentary interpretations as well as plenty of controversial criticisms! AS/A-Level Religious Studies expands your ability to argue and reason, whilst understanding, reflecting on and interpreting the significance of a range of viewpoints.

Progression Opportunities

Understanding people and the ability to think for yourself are the two key skills employers need. Successful students of Religious Studies will progress excellently towards studies at University or the world of work. As expressed above, the successful study of Religious Studies will have a positive, far reaching impact on the choice of career in later life.

Why Grace Academy?

Grace Academy has a dedicated staff who are focussed on high levels of achievement and course satisfaction, aiding an outstanding A-Level experience. A growing library of course specific materials combined with an engaging working environment makes the study of Religious Studies at Grace Academy a great option.

My whole attitude towards learning and towards education and towards life in general and other people, it completely changed.

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