A-Level Religious Studies


This A-Level Religious Studies course can be emotive and philosophically provocative. Religion plays a critical role in society. Consciously and subconsciously it influences what people think, feel and believe and is a silent basis to our culture.

A Religious Studies A-Level aims to build your knowledge and understanding of how religion relates to the world. The course will encourage you to reflect on your own attitudes, opinions and values and some of the topical questions around belief that sit prominently in the world. It is perfect preparation for degree courses in  Theology, Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

SKU: X919 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Qualification

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the two standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Paper one: Written exam lasting three hours, 100 marks, 50% of A-level
  • Paper two: Written exam lasting three hours, 100 marks, 50% of A-level.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades (CAGs) if needed.

Course Content

In this module, you’ll focus on numerous philosophical and abstract concepts, such as the arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature of evil and suffering, manifestations of religious experience, miracles, and the afterlife. You’ll move on to ethical discussions surrounding controversial topics such as capital punishment, voluntary euthanasia, and abortion. Lastly, you’ll explore the key ideas of Philosophers such as Bentham and Kant, and their theories concerning free will and moral decision making.
In this module, you’ll study the five world religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. You’ll explore their sources of wisdom and authority, key moral principles, as well as their position on issues such as gender, sexuality, and the afterlife. You’ll learn how to use specialist language and terminology appropriately, account for the influence of social and historical factors on developments in religion and belief and construct well-informed and reasoned arguments substantiated by relevant evidence.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X919
  • Qualification code: 7062

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to read and write English effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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