A-Level Religious Studies Fast Track 1 Year Course – AQA


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    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
    Fast Track: 1 Year or less
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    AQA Specification: Code A7062
    Exams: Book your own exams 
    Type of Study: Study online – Self Study 

    Course Syllabus

    Component 1


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

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


    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


    Additional 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. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    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 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    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!

    UCAS Points & Predicted Grades

    All of our A Levels will provide you with UCAS points upon successful completion of your examinations. The amount you receive will depend on the grade achieved as detailed below. Tutors can also provide predicted grades for university based on your completed assessments within the course.

    The majority of our A Levels will require a minimum of 3 completed assignments and correspondence to provide a predicted grade. We would advise you register for your course 3 months in advance of when you need a predicted grade for.  Eg: if you require a predicted grade for January, then you should enrol in Sept and aim to compete the 3 tutor marked assessments by December. 



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