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Stratford Girls' Grammar School Stratford-Upon-Avon

Religious Studies

Course Type:


Exam Board:


Advisory - A*, A or B in Religious Studies and A*, A or B in English 
(GCSE Level)

Aims of the course 

You are encouraged to:
  • develop your understanding, interest and enthusiasm for philosophical approaches to study and relate it to the wider world
  • treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge, understanding and skills
  • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
  • reflect on and develop your own values, opinions and attitudes.

What will I learn? 

  • in-depth study of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics, including applied and normative ethics
  • to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of connections between different areas of study and their relationship to specified aspects of human experience.


  • The Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics course is taught by two specialist teachers, who all have masters level qualifications. You will have the opportunity to take part in study days and attend conferences with university lecturers.

Future Opportunities 

Links to Higher Education, Careers and Employment.

Develops a wide range of transferable skills recognised by employers and higher education as being of great value:
  • collecting, synthesising and interpreting information and evidence
  • communication
  • logical thought
  • complements other arts based subjects eg History and English as well as expanding on issues in Science (genetics, medical ethics, science/creationism debate) and Business Studies
  • the ability to think critically and empathise with others is highly regarded for those wishing to study Medicine, Law, Journalism, Social Work, Politics, Teaching ... in fact anywhere where you would be working with other people, needing to put together coherent arguments and need to think on your feet.