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A Level Religious Studies

A group shot of A Level students standing outside High Pavement Sixth Form holding their exam results

Course outline

Faith and religion remains an important and relevant discipline to many people living in a modern world. Many people live their lives according to faith, spiritual practice and religious truth.

This course will offer a choice of different religions, ensuring you have a thorough understanding of diverse philosophical and ethical viewpoints.

Religious studies combines philosophical reasoning concerning the devine with practical ethos concerning happiness and the living of a good life.

In addition, religious studies explores the nature of truth through faith by reflecting on the core beliefs of a relevant world religion.

Topics include:

  • Philosophy of religion and ethics
  • Study of religion

Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels.

How to apply for this course

You can now apply for an A Level Programme starting in September 2021.

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C000450 / Q034647

Qualification

A Level Religious Studies

Duration

AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

1 year AS Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C) or above

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Assessment

Assessment is by two written exams.

Progression

You could progress to a related higher education course such as Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy with careers in Clergy and Social/Human Science

I feel very proud to have secured a place at one of the best universities in the world.

Simranjeet A Level student