Religious Studies AS and A2

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged Nantgarw

Course Information

Take the opportunity to consider life's most important questions and learn to think critically. What is the point of human life? How should we live? What happens after death? What is the influence of religion upon society? Study what different thinkers have said, and consider how religious themes are portrayed in the media.

Religious Studies is open both to those with a religious belief and to those with none.

What Will I Learn?

The AS course allows you to look at religion in contemporary society including the study of medical and environmental issues as well as looking at the religious response to secularisation.

Study what religious belief is and what it means to the individual. Even examine how religious themes are portrayed in the media, particularly soaps such as EastEnders and programmes such as the Simpsons.

At A2 level you will study Religious Ethics, Religion and Human Experience. There is a good deal of discussion and research, use of IT and the Internet, essay writing, field trips and exam practice.

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C. A grade B in English/Welsh Language.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed by 100% examination.


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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study RS, Theology or Philosophy but it is also a good background for a vast range of other degree courses and jobs.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Social or humanities scientist

    Average salary: £39,117

  • Clergy

    Average salary: £30,927


Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.

Entry Requirements

Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Postgraduate qualifications may be required for some jobs.


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