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A-Level Religious Studies

Course Code: BA642

Course Overview

Study A-Level Religious Studies from home – your route to success

This new A-Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own time and place with no strict deadlines to contend with

Studying with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

Simply receive your course materials online and start studying to gain that all-important A-Level!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • 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 will be assessed across the above sections. These 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
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    • 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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    • Under the new A Level specifications, the AS Level is now a separate qualification, and does not count towards the full A Level. If you still wish to sit the AS exams our course does cover the content. However, we would always advise you to check with their chosen exam centre about the availability of 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.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
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  • * 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. The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself and we can provide a list of over 400 A-Level test centres around the country.

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 do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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