Religious Studies

Pupils who opt for the A Level Religious Studies course embark on an academic journey which will challenge many of their core values and confront them with some of the most complex ethical issues of modern life.

The course is written by the exam board OCR and covers three main areas:

  • The philosophy of religion
  • Religion and ethics
  • Developments in Christian thought

Sixth form pupils have access to an expanding set of advanced resources on Firefly which help them to put abstract theories into context, and learn to understand many of the moral dilemmas which will face them in adult life.

This course is a natural progression for pupils who have taken Religious Studies GCSE – but can equally be tackled successfully by pupils with no previous Religious Studies background.

Sixth Form pupils who opt for Religious Studies A level are well-equipped to study a wide range of degree courses at university. There are strong links with many degree subjects including Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, History and Law.

This course is delivered jointly by the Rev’d Robin Lapwood and Mr Tom Walwyn.