This course is for those who is interested in religion and/or some of the big questions in life such as ‘What is life for’? ‘How can we be good’? If you are interested in the humanities and enjoy debating and exploring ideas in depth you will enjoy this course.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including at least one in a humanities based subject like history. You do not have to have studies RE at GCSE.
What are the key things you’ll learn?
This course covers key religious topics including:
- What can religion and philosophy tell us about how to make the right moral choices?
- What is good and evil?
- Why does God allow evil?
- Is there life after death, if so how do we survive?
- What are the main features and beliefs of Christianity?
How you will learn
You will be taught a variety of theories and engage in debate and discussion about the meaning of ideas and how these ideas relate to religion and moral issues in the modern world. Across a typical week you will be exposed to a variety of classroom activities and teaching methods. Regular reading of supplied materials will be essential.
There will be two exams at the end of each year.
Where could this course take you?
Studying religion provides the option to move on to further study at university as well as various careers in public services such as teaching.