Explore and discuss Ethics, Philosophy and Buddhism. Religious Studies is an attractive option if you are interested in exploring and debating the fundamental questions which all human beings ask: What or who is God? Why is there suffering and evil in the world? What is the right way to live? Is there anything beyond death?
GCSE grade 6 in English Language or English Literature.
The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for Religious Studies is 58.
The course includes the study of Buddhism and how this fascinating religion and philosophy has evolved and developed over time. It also introduces you to some of the great debates and thinkers in religion, philosophy and ethics.
This subject will appeal to you if you are enthusiastic and want to understand the deeply held convictions of others and to examine your own assumptions and beliefs.
41% of our students achieved A* to A
82% of our students achieved A* to B
100% of our students achieved A* to E
The skills gained from Religious Studies are invaluable for a wide range of degree courses and careers. It can help with the development of skills in critical thinking and analysis and can help understanding of people and customs.
Religious Studies has encouraged me to challenge the world around me. More importantly, it has made me more open-minded and tolerant to other beliefs and theories, which is a quality that I will always be grateful for.Chloe, Year 12 student
Buddhism is an amazing religion to study and Ethics makes you question your own morality.Seb, Year 12 Student
242 year 12 and 13 students take Religious Studies
4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time
Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.