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Religious Studies A Level

The Religious Studies A-Level course offers an academic approach to the study of religion and is accessible to candidates regardless of religious persuasion.



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Course Title:Religious Studies A Level

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:360 hrs

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year.

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Religious Studies is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university or for those wishing to study this challenging subject in a structured manner.

This specification is designed to enable candidates to:

- Develop their interest in a study of religion and its relation to the wider world
- Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
- Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes

AS +A2 = A level in Religious Studies. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Please note: This course is the recently updated version of the Religious Studies A Level. The earliest the exam for this course can be taken is June 2018.

Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Course Info

Course Title:Religious Studies A Level

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:360 hrs

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required for this course. We do recommend that learners have a good level of English and Numeracy skills.

Assessment

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

Paper 2: Component 2 – Study of Religion and Dialogue
Type: Written examination
Duration: 3 hours
Weighing: 50% of A-Level
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

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.

Please note: This course is the recently updated version of the Religious Studies A Level. The earliest the exam for this course can be taken is June 2018.

Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

 

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Component 1

Section A: 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

Component 2

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.

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by OSC
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be 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.

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Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year.

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Religious Studies is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university or for those wishing to study this challenging subject in a structured manner.

This specification is designed to enable candidates to:

- Develop their interest in a study of religion and its relation to the wider world
- Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
- Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes

AS +A2 = A level in Religious Studies. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Please note: This course is the recently updated version of the Religious Studies A Level. The earliest the exam for this course can be taken is June 2018.

Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required for this course. We do recommend that learners have a good level of English and Numeracy skills.

Assessment

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

Paper 2: Component 2 – Study of Religion and Dialogue
Type: Written examination
Duration: 3 hours
Weighing: 50% of A-Level
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

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.

Please note: This course is the recently updated version of the Religious Studies A Level. The earliest the exam for this course can be taken is June 2018.

Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

 

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by OSC
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be 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.

Component 1

Section A: 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

Component 2

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.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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£599.00 or only £190.00 initial deposit

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