A Level Religious Studies

Course codes: OSC1294 / OSC1315
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels. Earn up to 56 UCAS points when you study your RS A Level...

  • Gain an official AQA RS A Level
  • Exactly the same course as sixth form or college
  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Uncover truths about religion and the ethics behind it
  • Open up routes into teaching, charity work, youth worker
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Course overview

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.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive your AQA A Level in Religious Studies (you must take the A Level exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


2 paper-based exams.

Course content

AQA 7062

Extra info


To achieve the full Religious Studies A Level you will be assessed across the above sections. These sections will be assessed by two paper-based examinations. Details of these are provided below.

Course Duration

You will have up to 2 years 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. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations.

If you add on your exams, the examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham or Macclesfield; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

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?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

Exam details

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

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