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Religious Studies

Level 3

Qualification: A Level

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?




We need only to look at the news to see how relevant the study of religion is. In the 21st Century, it is increasingly important for us all to be aware of people’s religious beliefs and to understand how they shape people’s attitudes and lifestyles.

You will study Christianity and Islam. You will learn about aspects of their beliefs, practices and ethics and will develop your own skills of analysis and evaluation to reflect on key religious debates affecting society today.

Study Visits

To be confirmed.




3 2hr exams
Paper 1: Ethics
Paper 2: New Testament
Paper 3: Islam

Entry Criteria

Grade 5 in English Language. Grade 4 in Religious Studies (if taken).

Useful Supporting Courses

Religious Studies links very well with other essay-based subjects such as History, English and Sociology, but can be taken in combination with any other subject.

It is especially useful for anyone interested in working with or understanding people, e.g. medicine, nursing and healthcare, social work, teaching, law, journalism, etc.


Primary Education, Charity Officer, Community Development Worker.

Culture Vulture

Check out our Culture Vulture link to see what takes your interest.

Religious Studies Culture Vulture 2021

Flying start

Click the link and have a go at our 10-week learning plan to get you off to the best start.

Religious Studies Flying Start

and below for the subject change version

RS Flying Start Summary

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

Religious Studies Course Overview 2021