Religious Studies


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GCE A Level

Studying Religious Students at SSFC can be very helpful not only for those who really enjoy the humanities but also to those who are studying mainly scientific options. For these students it will help add breadth and evaluative essay writing to their skills. For students who hope to study Medicine, Ethics can be advantageous in the application process.

Students will be asked to contribute to the cost of any trips to Religious Studies conferences

Specific requirements

B (5) grade or above in English Language or English Literature.

Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’ document also apply.

What will I study?

Taking Religious Studies at college can be advantageous for many people - it is a chance to explore some of the ‘big questions’ in life, especially with regards to what is right and wrong and how do we make our moral decisions.

This is a course for students willing to speculate through discussion and debate those questions. The course has a wide choice of topics that can be studied in depth.

A lot of emphasis is placed upon ‘discussion’ work, along with essays and presentations, including whole-class discussion and group work.

Where does it lead?

Chosen courses at degree level may include Religious Studies, Classics, Philosophy, History, Archaeology, Business Studies, Politics and others.

Religious Studies is an academically rigorous subject that is accepted by all universities.

For students who hope to study Medicine, Ethics can be advantageous in the application process.