Course Overview

A Level Religious Studies

Course code: OSC1294

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  • Exactly the same course as sixth form or college
  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points
  • Exams not included with this option
  • Uncover truths about religion and the ethics behind it
  • Open up routes into teaching, charity work, youth worker
  • Choose to study online or from a course pack
  • Study at your own pace, in your own environment

A Level Religious studies is not only about the study of religion, but in fact gives a fascinating insight into ethics and philosophy too. Interested?

Our AQA Religious Studies A Level allows you to understand religion in the society around us, giving you a greater understanding of the modern world.

Learn about free will and moral responsibility. Understand self, death and the afterlife in different religions. Recognise skills in analysing critically and give balanced arguments on personal values and opinions.

If you need to included you exams, we have the option with exams included:

A Level Religious Studies inc. Exams

 

Find out how A Level student, Christian, has found studying his A Level with us

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Course Content

What you'll learn

AQA 7062

First Component

Section A: The Philosophy of Religion
  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Evil and suffering
  • Religious experience.
  • Religious language
  • Miracles
  • Self and life after death
Section B: Ethics and Religion
  • Ethical theories
  • Issues of human life and death
  • Issues of animal life and death
  • Introduction to meta-ethics
  • Free will and moral responsibility
  • Conscience
  • Bentham and Kant
  • For the second component, in relation to Christianity, there are three sections

Second Component

Section A: Study of Religion
  • The sources of wisdom and authority
  • God and ultimate reality
  • Self, death and the afterlife
  • Good conduct and key moral principles
  • Expressions of religious identity
  • Religion, gender and sexuality
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and secularisation
  • Religion and religious pluralism
Section B: The Dialogue between Philosophy of Religion and Religion
  • How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on, philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied
Section C: The Dialogue between Ethical Studies and Religion
  • How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on, ethical studies in relation to the issues studied.
Other Information
Assessment

To achieve the full Religious Studies A Level you must take the exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The studied sections will be assessed by two paper-based examinations. Details of these are provided below:

Paper 1: Component 1 – Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Weighing: 50% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Section A Philosophy of religion and section B ethics and religion
  • Assessment format: Four compulsory two-part question

Paper 2: Component 2 – Study of Religion and Dialogue

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Weighing: 50% of AS
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Section A study of religion, section B the dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion and the dialogue between ethical studies and religion
  • Assessment format: Two compulsory two-part questions and questions on the chosen religion and two unstructured synoptic question

This course contains your coursework only.
To include your exams, see our A Level Religious Studies inc Exams

Course Duration

You will have 24 months to complete the full A Level. This is a lot more time than you need, so that you can study at your own pace without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Religious Studies by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or email. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the AQA accredited A Level in Religious Studies. These subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work.

Thinking of going to university?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

QA Higher Education partner with Middlesex University, Northumbria University, Solent University, Ulster University and the University of Roehampton to provide a variety of courses ranging from level 4 foundation programmes to level 6 undergraduate and level 7 postgraduate degrees.

With teaching centres located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, and several intakes a year, students can go on to study higher education without waiting for September to roll around and without having to move away from home.

Each qualification is designed to support your career progression, with the choice of subjects ranging from business to computing, accounting to events management and cyber security to digital marketing.

For more information about QA Higher Education, go to their website. Or alternatively, speak to a member of our team on 03300 563100.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not require any previous knowledge to enrol on this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE TOTUM discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook

* Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

There is no required reading for this A Level. However you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Do I have to sit an exam?

You will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website.

Alternatively see our A Level Religious Studies inc Exams, where we will book the exams for you!

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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