Religious Studies (RS)

A Level - A Levels

Start Date

4th September 2018

Course Duration

2 years


Full time


Newcastle Sixth Form College

Course Overview

RS is a rigorous and demanding academic discipline, hence Theology and Religious Studies being the founding subjects of many universities worldwide.
It has a multidisciplinary nature, involving textual study, philosophical thinking, ethics, social understanding and the skills of analysis and reasoning. It provides an excellent
opportunity for you to engage with contemporary contentious issues, developing social, cultural, political, philosophical and historical awareness. You will learn to understand your own identity and to understand human rights and responsibilities.

Exam Board Information


Progression and Career Opportunities

Religious Studies is widely taught at many universities, sometimes as its own discipline, or combined with Theology and/or Philosophy.
A Religious Studies or Theology degree is a purely academic degree which is well respected by employers, and graduates enter a very wide range of career areas.

I was thinking of staying at school, but now that you are offering RS I am coming to Newcastle Sixth Form College!