A ‘religion’ is an organised collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. It can be provocative, and because of this Religion is a challenging and stimulating course to study. Religion plays an important role in our society and can influence what people think, feel, and believe. Through studying A-level Religious Studies, students get a broad look at how religion and spirituality form the basis of our culture.
Religion plays an important role in our society and can influence what people think, feel, and believe.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.
You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.
You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.
All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you will also be required complete the following:
These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Religious Studies, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to read and write English effectively.
UCAS Points - 56
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Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).