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A-Level Religious studies are not only about the study of religion but in fact, gives a fascinating insight into ethics and philosophy too. Interested?
Our AQA Religious Studies A Level allows you to understand religion in the society around us, giving you a greater understanding of the modern world.

Course Overview

Learn about free will and moral responsibility. Understand self, death and the afterlife in different religions. Recognise skills in analysing critically and give balanced arguments on personal values and opinions.

If you need to include your exams, we have the option with exams included:

  • Exactly the same course as sixth form or college
  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points
  • Exams not included with this option
  • Uncover truths about religion and the ethics behind it
  • Open up routes into teaching, charity work, youth worker
  • Choose to study online or from a course pack
  • Study at your own pace, in your own environment

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

AQA 7062

FIRST COMPONENT

SECTION A: THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Evil and suffering
  • Religious experience.
  • Religious language
  • Miracles
  • Self and life after death
SECTION B: ETHICS AND RELIGION
  • Ethical theories
  • Issues of human life and death
  • Issues of animal life and death
  • Introduction to meta-ethics
  • Free will and moral responsibility
  • Conscience
  • Bentham and Kant
  • For the second component, in relation to Christianity, there are three sections

SECOND COMPONENT

SECTION A: STUDY OF RELIGION
  • The sources of wisdom and authority
  • God and ultimate reality
  • Self, death and the afterlife
  • Good conduct and key moral principles
  • Expressions of religious identity
  • Religion, gender and sexuality
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and secularisation
  • Religion and religious pluralism
SECTION B: THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION AND RELIGION
  • How religion is influenced by and has an influence on, philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied
SECTION C: THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN ETHICAL STUDIES AND RELIGION
  • How religion is influenced by and has an influence on, ethical studies in relation to the issues studied.

ASSESSMENT

To achieve the full Religious Studies A Level you must take the exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The studied sections will be assessed by two paper-based examinations. Details of these are provided below:

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Weighing: 50% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Section A Philosophy of religion and section B ethics and religion
  • Assessment format: Four compulsory two-part questions

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Weighing: 50% of AS
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Section A study of religion, section B the dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion and the dialogue between ethical studies and religion
  • Assessment format: Two compulsory two-part questions and questions on the chosen religion and two unstructured synoptic questions

COURSE DURATION

You will have 24 months to complete the full A-Level. This is a lot more time than you need so that you can study at your own pace without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for an A-Level in Religious Studies by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or email. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

COURSE OUTCOME

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the AQA accredited A Level in Religious Studies. These subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 5 Lectures 2 years, 3 months
Section A
THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 7 months
Section B
ETHICS AND RELIGION 4 months
Section C
STUDY OF RELIGION 8 months
Section D
THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION AND RELIGION 4 months
Section E
THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN ETHICAL STUDIES AND RELIGION 4 months

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