Religious Studies

Course Summary:

If you enjoy examining and exploring different cultures and religions then Religious Studies should interest you.  In Philosophy of Religion you will examine different attitudes towards evil and suffering, along with attempts to prove the existence of God.  You will also examine areas of Islamic studies such as Muslim history, beliefs and practices.  Alongside this, you will explore elements of Ethics including a study of various ethical theories and apply them to issues such as nuclear war, animal testing and euthanasia.  You do not need a GCSE in RS or a religious faith, but must be willing to relate to the ideas of others and express your own opinions.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Huddersfield – Religion and Education
  • Leeds Beckett University – Childhood studies
  • The University of Chester – Politics
  • The University of Chester – Education Studies and Theology and Religious Studies

Career destinations:

Religious Studies will teach you about a range of cultures and religious beliefs, which is useful when working with the public or communities. Religious Studies is, therefore, a good basis for any HE course and particularly for careers in areas such as Social Work, Teaching, Nursing and the Police.

Entry Requirements:

We prefer applicants to have a 4 in GCSE English Language and a general interest in Religious Studies.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 and Year 2 100% exam

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