Religious Studies

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Religious Studies – AQA

Course Summary

A Level Religious Studies encourages you to consider the central concerns within all religions, alongside the ethics and philosophies behind them.

After studying Religious Studies at Barton Peveril you will have the ability to form and sustain strong arguments in response to ideas surrounding religion and ethics.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4
  • GCSE Religious Studies is not required

Where might it lead?

Due to its focus on thought, logic and reasoning, Religious Studies leads to many different paths of study and employment. Many students go on to work and study in the fields of Philosophy, Theology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Journalism and Medicine.




  • Beliefs
  • Practices


  • Normative Ethics
  • Meta-Ethics


  • God
  • Soul and Nature of Self
  • Value of Religious Experience

Why choose this course?

  • Specialist Visitors, including academics for Ethics and Buddhism
  • Lectures at University
  • Visit a Monastery
  • Potential for a foreign trip


This course is 100% examination based.


Megan Vernon

"I am hoping to study history at University after College; coming to Barton has really helped me make this decision. After I left Secondary School I had no idea what I wanted to do in the future, but there have been so many opportunities to find out more about universities and other future options."

Read more about Megan and some of our other students.