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A-Level Religious Studies

Tackle some of life’s most fascinating questions and gain critical skills that will last a lifetime



£745 inc VAT
Or £62.08/mo. for 12 months...
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300 hours · Self-paced
A-level Religious Studies
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Religious Studies poses some big questions, such as: Does God really exist? Is there a moral argument for euthanasia? Are there really such things as good and evil? These are just some of the intriguing topics you’ll be studying in our OCR A-Level Religious Studies course (also known as A-level RS).

You’ll take a tour through the issues of meta-ethics and moral responsibility, examine the relationship between religion and science, and explore the challenges that secularism poses for Christianity.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the ancient philosophical influences on word religions, study the fascinating debates surrounding the idea that human beings have a ‘conscience’, and explore the complex relationship between sexual ethics and religious belief.

Why A-Level Religious Studies?

You’ll develop essential skills such as problem-solving, discipline, analysis, and research, and help to prepare yourself for universityor a wide variety of possible careers such as teaching, policing, youth work, and religious leadership; together with broadening your overall outlook on life. Designed around you, you’ll have the complete flexibility to choose exactly when you work, and at what pace you want to work as well, giving you plenty of time to study for your exams.

Enrol on A-Level Religious Studies with Oxbridge and you’ll get all this too:

  • Fast Track – In a rush? You’ll have the option to complete this OCR A-Level Religious Studies course within a year.
  • Guaranteed Exam Venue – Finding exam spaces can be tough, so with Oxbridge, you’ll get guaranteed access to our network of partnership exam centres around the UK
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – We’re so confident, if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free


A-level Religious Studies

Regulated by Ofqual


Study Hours

  • The learning hours for this course are up to 300 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 18 months.

Study Method

  • Study completely online using our award-winning learning platform, MyOxbridge.

Course Duration

  • On average, students complete this course in 12 months, but we'll give you up to 24 months. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


  • You will be required to complete three standard OCR A-Level Religious Studies written exams.


    • Paper one: Written exam lasting two hours, 120 marks, 33.3% of A-level
    • Paper two: Written exam lasting two hours, 100 marks, 33.3% of A-level.
    • Paper three: Written exam lasting two hours, 100 marks, 33.3% of A-level.

    We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK.


    During your A-Level Religious Studies course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. 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 monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.

Additional Information

  • Official Qualification Title - A-level Religious Studies
  • 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. A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course.
  • UCAS Points - 56


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. A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course.

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