A Level Religious Studies
A level in Religious Studies ensures students have a thorough understanding of diverse philosophical and ethical viewpoints. With a variety of relevant and contemporary themes studied, students will find themselves engaged with interesting discussions. Religious Studies will help you develop both academically and personally, by helping you to analyse complex questions and create informed opinions on them.
What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?
If you have an interest in religion in general, or a specific faith, or if you wish to follow a philosophical or ethical approach to religion, then this course will provide you with the opportunity to study those areas of interest. Religious Studies complements all subjects at A level. The course is suitable for students who want to go on to study Law, Philosophy and Theology at university. Its ethical content also makes it an ideal accompaniment to the sciences for those interested in a career in Medicine. It provides an interesting contrast with subjects such as Chemistry and Physics, and shows you to be a student of many skills, making you more desirable to employers and universities.
Ethics in a Permissive Society
By William Barclay
Published by Collins, 1971
Philosophy of Religion
By P Cole
Published by Hodder Stoughton, 2002
The Puzzle of Ethics
By Peter Vardy
Published by Harper Collins (Fount), 1995
The God Delusion
By Richard Dawkins
Published by Bantam Books, 2006
The Dawkins Delusion?
Published by SPCK Publishing, 2007
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