Religious Education

What is it about?

Religious Studies encourages students to develop their interest in religion and belief that they can relate to the wider world. It helps them to develop and understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies. Through written work and discussion, students adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion. They reflect upon, and develop, their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their study.

What will I be studying?

The areas of focus for students are:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Developments in Religious Thought (Christianity)

What skills will I learn?

Students will develop the transferable skills of acquiring knowledge and understanding and will further develop higher order skills to apply, interpret, analyse, evaluation and synthesise content information. Students will also develop a capacity for methodical and critical thought and learn to present information in a clear, coherent and effective manner.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by examination only.

  • 3 papers (120 marks each)
  • Each paper is 2 hours per sitting
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Developments in Religious Thought (Christianity)

Where might it lead me?

With the skills acquired; an A Level in religious Studies can be of benefit in many careers:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Police force
  • Journalism
  • Social work
  • Working for a charity
  • Youth Worker
  • Counsellor

Being open-minded can open a world of opportunity.

Who can I ask for more information about this subject?

Miss Dainty is based in 2018 (Religious Studies Department) and will provide any further information required.

Mr Wright is available in school on Thursdays and Fridays.

Where can find more information about A level RE?

The OCR website gives further details of the A level specifications.