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  • A-Level Religious Studies

    A Level Religious Studies is an excellent choice for those with an interest in religion, or those who want to combine this A Level with other A Level options like Philosophy or History. This A Level is also ideal for those who want to study Religion or Theology at university level.

    • Course Description

      A Level Religious Studies

      Course code: HSAL13

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: AQA A Level Religious Studies

      Awarding body: AQA

      A Level Religious Studies is an excellent choice for those with an interest in religion, or those who want to combine this A Level with other A Level options like Philosophy or History.

      This A Level is also ideal for those who want to study Religion or Theology at university level. You will cover a range of religions including Buddhism giving a holistic perspective.

    • Religious studies course overview

      This A-Level in Religious Studies is suitable for students of all religions. You will cover a wide range of religions including Christianity as well as Buddhism or Hinduism or Sikhism. You will understand how religion plays into moral decision making and adopt an enquiring, reflective and critical approach to the study of religion.

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A-Level Religious Studies.

      Skills gained

      • Developing an interest in the study of religion and how it interacts with the wider world.
      • Adopt an enquiring critical and effective approach to the study of religion.
      • Reflect and develop your own value, opinions and attitudes.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 4 units:

      AS Level

      Unit 1: REG 1 Introduction to religious studies

      Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

      Unit 2: REG 2 Introduction to religious studies

      Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

      A2 Level

      Unit 3: REG 3 Studies in religion

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 4: REG 4 Religion and human experience

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Course content

      Unit 1:

      New Testament

      Unit 2:

      Buddhism or Hinduism or Sikhism

      Unit 3:

      Studies in religion

      Unit 4:

      Religion and human experience

      Recommended reading

      The New Testament: Proclamation and Parentheses, Myth and History

      Duling & Perrin, Harcourt Brace Publishers

      ISBN: 978-0155003781

      Buddhist Scriptures

      Religious Studies AQA Religious Studies Ethics AS

      Robert Bowie, Nelson Thornes

      ISBN: 978-0749798183

      Assessment

      The AQA A Level Religious Studies qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. The first two exams make up the AS Level, the next two exams comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently available in paper-based format, therefore, you will receive the full course materials as well as a useful study guide.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Tutor support

      Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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