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Religious Studies

RE Sixth Form Subject Information 2020


Religious Studies A Level

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE’s 9-4, including English.


Exam Board


Content relating to the subject qualification

Component 1: The study of one religion from a choice of six:

Option A: Christianity

There will be four themes within each option: religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts; religious life; and religious practices.


Component 2: Philosophy of Religion

There will be four themes within this component: arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief; religious experience; religious language.


Component 3: Religion and Ethics

There will be four themes within this component (including applied ethics in themes two to four): ethical language; Aquinas' Natural Law; Fletcher's Situation Ethics and Utilitarianism.

Assessment of the qualification

Component 1: A Study of Religion

Written examination: 2 hours- 33⅓% of qualification


Component 2: Philosophy of Religion

Written examination: 2 hours- 33⅓% of qualification


Component 3: Religion and Ethics Written examination: 2 hours- 33⅓% of qualification


Career Pathways

Religious Studies is a respected post 16 examination course accepted at Universities throughout the world.

It can lead to degrees in a range of disciplines from Accountancy, Law and, Biology to Philosophy, Economics, English.  The pertinent observation is that students who take this subject are analytical and coherent in their ability to argue and justify points of view.


The expectation is that students will have the opportunity to attend an A Level Conference in either London or Kent.

There are guest speakers from e.g. Local consultants and presentation by Fr. Tom (Phd Oxford).

Students have the opportunity to visit UKC Philosophy events.

Our Mission and Values

We value each individual as a person made, known and loved by God

We value the whole person, spiritual, physical and intellectual

We value forgiveness and reconciliation

We value justice, equal opportunities and fairness

We value faith development as individuals and as part of communities

We value learning, growth and achievement

We value serving others and caring for those in need

Read Our Values & Ethos Statement

Trust Information

Ursuline College is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.