A Level – Religious Studies



A study of religious beliefs, teachings, doctrines, principles, ideas and theories as expressed in texts, writings and practices. The modules include a Textual Study and a Systematic Study of one Religion.

Recommended GCSE Subjects and Grades 

GCSE Grade B in Religious Studies

Other Contributory Subjects 

English History Geography

Subject Content


Textual Study: An introduction to the Gospel of Lukeor Acts of the Apostles Systematic Study of one Religion: The Celtic Church in Ireland in 5th, 6th and 7th centuries


Textual Study: Themes in the Synoptic Gospels or Pauls’ Letters Systematic Study of one Religion: Themes in the Celtic Church Reformation and post Reformation Church


Method of Assessment 


– Two 1 hour 20 minutes externally assessed written papers –  40%


– Two 2 hour externally assessed written papers – 60%


Other Information

An interest in the subject and a commitment to work are the most desirable criteria.

Career Possibilities 

Accountancy Journalism Philosophy Business Administration Law Psychology Environmental Studies Media Studies Teaching Ethics Medicine Theology Or any Arts course