A Level Religious Studies

UK Open College Ltd
Course summary
Length: 700 hours
Price: 379 GBP
Location: Distance

Course Description

A Level Religious Studies - 700-hour distance learning course by UK Open College

A Level Religious StudiesStudy for your A Levels next to the training specialists at UK Open College. This A Level Religious Studies course uses applications of theory, relevant information and examples to prepare you for the A Levels exams. Depending on the study pace you choose, fast or regular track, you'll get a tailored training package that meets your needs and fits perfectly around your schedule. Distance learning by UK Open College helps you take the next steps in your education or career in the most flexible and effective way.

This distance learning A Level course offers an academic approach to the study of religion and is accessible to candidates of any religious persuasion or none. This A Level Religious Studies course encourages students to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, a rigorous study of religion and its relation to the wider world. Treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a specialist study of religion. Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion and Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning

Suitability - Who should attend?

Course pre-requisites: 

Minimum of GCSE grade C or above.

Students are recommended to possess the ability to read and write english to GCSE standards, Mathematics knowledge also to GCSE level and be over 16 years of age. 

To sit AQA examination students must register as a private candidate with an approved examination centre prior to enrolment - Do not enrol until you have confirmed exam availability/fees with your chose centre

To find out if this training programme is suitable for you, please enquire here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful candidates who complete all programme requirements are awarded an A Level Certificate from AQA.

Training Course Content

This training course is designed to cover the following key topics:

First Component

Section A: The philosophy of religion consisting of:

  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Evil and suffering
  • Religious experience.
  • Religious language
  • Miracles
  • Self and life after death

Section B: Ethics and religion

  • Ethical theories
  • Issues of human life and death
  • Issues of animal life and death
  • Introduction to meta-ethics
  • Free will and moral responsibility
  • Conscience
  • Bentham and Kant

Second Component

Section A: Study of religion

  • The sources of wisdom and authority
  • God and ultimate reality
  • Self, death and the afterlife
  • Good conduct and key moral principles
  • Expressions of religious identity
  • Religion, gender and sexuality
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and secularisation
  • Religion and religious pluralism

Section B: The dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion

  • How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on, philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied

Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion

  • How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on, ethical studies in relation to the issues studied.


The cost of this training course is £379 per candidate.

Flexible payment plans are available.

Provider: UK Open College Ltd

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