A Level Religious Studies

Course codes: OSC1294 / OSC1315
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Explore different faiths and beliefs and uncover opinion about the ethics behind religion. Earn up to 56 UCAS points when you study your RS A Level...

  • Exactly the same course as sixth form or college
  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points
  • 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
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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

  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Evil and suffering
  • Religious experience
  • Religious language
  • Miracles
  • Self and life after death
  • 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
  • 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
  • How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on, philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied
  • How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on, ethical studies in relation to the issues studied.