Fascinating and enlightening, A level Religious Studies can be an excellent subject choice. Not only will you develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of world religions, philosophy and ethics but you will also gain many valuable transferable skills along the way.
In the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics section, areas of study include the application of ethical theories to contemporary issues including abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic research. The philosophical element looks at a variety of fascinating topics, including the nature of the mind, body and soul, arguments for and against the existence of God, and the problem of evil.
Entry requirements: At least a Grade 5 in English Language and in Religious Studies GCSE.
Qualities and skills required: Since much of the Religious Studies course involves essay writing you need to have a good level of literacy. You also need to have a critical approach to the subject as the exam tests your ability to analyse and evaluate the knowledge and understanding of religion, ethics and belief that you have built up during the course.