Religious Studies (2060)

A-level Religious Studies helps students develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, a rigorous study of Religion and its relation to the wider world. This four-unit specification encourages students to reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning. Students will have an opportunity to study aspects of one or more religions, including textual, theological, historical, ethical, phenomenological and philosophical perspectives.

Our specification offers a comprehensive range of options which enables teachers to design a course that reflects their specialism and will engage students. A wide choice of topics is offered for study in the areas of ethics, philosophy of religion, the world religions, aspects of Christianity, religion and art, religion and contemporary society. The specification is designed to be flexible and to allow teachers and students either to focus on one area of Religious Studies, thus ensuring coherence, or to undertake a broader study of religion through the selection of a variety of topics which complement each other.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied Religious Studies at GCSE but no prior knowledge of Religious Studies is required. The specification encourages students to develop critical and evaluative skills which will enable them to go on to higher education to study a wide range of courses including Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Law, Sociology and the Social Sciences.


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The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

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Qualification type A-level
Specification title Religious Studies
Specification code 2060
Certification code 1061 AS
2061 A2
QAN codes 50025053

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