what is Religious education (RE) like in alevel?Watch
-Applied health and social
as a level, but what are these alevels like?
I found RE more enjoyable.
Is it RE or Philosophy and Ethics at A-level at your school. If you have a choice of one or the other then i'd recommend P&E even though they have changed the syllabus i believe to include more religion in it nowadays, but when i did it we looked at everything from religious language to good and evil, to business ethics alongside life after death, more interesting than i'm probably making it sound to be!
I hope this helps, if not then apologies!
My A Level course is 1/2 New Testament and 1/2 Religious Philosophy, so it's Religion and Philosophy, not Religious Studies, though I'm guessing they're very similar. We study Mark's Gospel of the NT and read it in a literary context/ discuss it's validity and what the miracles and stories mean. In Philosophy we have so far studied the philosophical Problem of Evil, God as the Creator, the 'Design Argument' and 'Key Acient Philosophers'.
I'm also doing English Literature which I also find difficult, but interesting.
(I got A*s in GCSE English, English Lit and RS; I'm now working at B/C's in RS and C's in English)
It depends what 'tier' of university you want to go to, but if you're aiming for Russel Group or any traditional universities (so anything other than ex-polytechnics) I wouldn't choose 2 'Applied' subjects.
Take a look at this list so you can work out how respected subjects are:
During my study of philosophy at a - level I have gone from theist to atheist to agnostic and back to theist. Lol but it really does open your mind to the numerous possibilities and question the essence of life which is really regardless of a levels, school and all that jazz, the point of life.
You will enjoy it, it is however a lot of work and the exams are short and there is much to be written. I was under the edexcel exam board and each essay was 6 pages long in 22 minutes. What examboard does your school do?