Why study religious studies?

Religious studies is a subject that is considered by many sixth forms, colleges and universities to be one of the core fundamental pathways into understanding our world and the people within it; it is therefore held in extremely high regard.

The subject is for those who have a love of understanding the wider world and how to tackle major world problems with debate and discussion.

What will I learn?

The course will cover core fundamental beliefs of Islam and Christianity, specifically applying them to moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, reasons for war, terrorism, crime and punishment and many more.
Students will develop skills that would be valued within a law setting, as well as in journalism, due to the analytical practices learnt.

Exam board: AQA

Qualification type: GCSE

Contact: Mr Ayaz


How will I be assessed?

Examinations: Beliefs, practices and thematic studies.

Future pathways and careers

  • A Level Philosophy
  • A Level Law
  • BTEC uniformed services
  • Further study of religion
  • Police advisor/ officer
  • Journalism
  • Solicitor
  • Lawyer
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Civil servant