Religious Studies

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including a grade 4/5 or above in Maths and English.

Why Should You Take This Course?

The study of theology is a respected and traditional academic subject. It is viewed favourably by universities as an indicator that students possess the capacity to think in a clear, structured manner and are capable of handling difficult concepts. Consider the questions below; if you find any of them interesting then Religious Studies could be for you!



  • Are you interested in the ‘bigger’ questions in life?

  • Have you ever wondered about why humanity finds itself drawn to religion?

  • Do you find yourself questioning the nature of reality?

  • Do you wonder why bad things happen?

  • And of course, whether God exists?

Course Content
Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion: An exploration of the nature of knowledge, the existence of the universe and whether God’s existence can be established.
Topics include:

  • Ancient Philosophical Influences
  • God’s Existence
  • Religious Experience

Unit 2: Religion & Ethics: Can we establish a standard of ‘good’? What is the correct moral action regarding contemporary issues such as Euthanasia?

Topics include:

  • Normative Ethical Theories Such as Utilitarianism
  • Ethical Issues Such as Euthanasia

Unit 3: Developments in Christian Thought: What are the core teachings of Christianity? Are Christian values and ideals compatible with an increasingly secular society?

Topics include:

  • Christian Ethics
  • The Nature & Person of Jesus Christ
  • Christianity & Secularism

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by written examination.


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