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A-Level Religious Studies Fast Track Course – AQA

This online A-Level Religious Studies Fast Track 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 Fast Track 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.


Qualification: A-Level Religious Studies
Support: 2-years support included - Fast track your learning
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
AQA Specification: Code A7062
Exams: Book your own exams & practical assessments 
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Type of Study: Study online or receive a paper copy 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Component 1

SECTION A: THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

  • 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
  • For the second component, in relation to Christianity, there are three sections

Component 2

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.

View Official AQA specification here

 

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

Course Duration

This course comes with 24 months support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

To achieve the full A-Level Religious Studies Grade you will be assessed across the above sections. These sections will be assessed by two paper-based examinations. Details of these are provided below:

Paper 1: Component 1 – Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
Type: Written examination
Duration: 3 hours
Assessed: Section A Philosophy of religion and section B ethics and religion
Assessment format: Four compulsory two-part questions

Paper 2: Component 2 – Study of Religion and Dialogue
Type: Written examination Duration: 3 hours
Assessed: Section A study of religion, section B the dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion and the dialogue between ethical studies and religion
Assessment format: Two compulsory two-part questions and questions on the chosen religion and two unstructured synoptic question

 

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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