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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 

  • Develop confidence in the rigorous study of philosophy, ethics and theology and relate it to the wider world
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding appropriate to a specialist study of philosophy, ethics and theology
  • Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach
  • Reflect on and develop your own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of your study

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.