Updated: Wed 28 Nov 2012
Religious Studies & Philosophy asks challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of world views that offer answers to these challenging questions.
RSP provides opportunities to develop key skills which will be useful in the future. It encourages you to reflect on your own beliefs and to evaluate the views of others.
GCSE Religious Studies is a highly respected academic qualification and all universities welcome students with Religious Studies onto their degree courses. Past students have gone on to study Law, Medicine, Philosophy, Economics, English, and many other subjects. They have found careers in the health sector, legal profession, business world, financial services, the media, civil service and numerous other professions.
R.S. will help you to develop skills that are vital for further study at A-Level and degree level. The subject will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of world views that offer insights on challenging issues. You will study religious and non-religious perspectives on key philosophical and ethical questions, including beliefs about God, attitudes to moral dilemmas and what it means to be human.
The AS and A2 courses offers the opportunity to explore philosophical and religious questions, to improve your critical thinking skills and to understand why people reach certain decisions on moral and philosophical issues, and how these decisions affect their lives.
Philosophy & Ethics develops skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation. These are essential study skills that will be of enormous help to you at university and later in life. The course is highly respected by universities and employers as it proves that you have developed these key skills. It is an excellent preparation for any humanities degree and also for medicine. According to AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service) RS/Theology graduates go into a wide range of careers. These include financial services, law, business, education, medicine, management, the civil service, journalism, publishing, broadcast, film & media and politics.