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I've looked through the specification for the WJEC exam board for religious studies and it seems very interesting, so I've picked it as one of my a-level subjects alongside chemistry and biology.
How is religious studies as an a-level? How difficult is it?
Also, I've not really seen anybody mention this on a question about religious studies, but would it be any different for me as an atheist? I'm not religious but still very interested in religion, especially the philosophy and ethics of religion. Is it typically only religious people that take religious studies, or a mixture of atheists and theists? Do people tend to be agnostic that take the subject?
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I do R.S GCSE and I really enjoy it . Most people in my classs are atheist or agnostic. I'm also agnostic and find it very easy. I hope to take it at A level too.
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I'm an atheist with a specialism in philosophy of religion, so it's definitely not just religious people that are interested in this stuff.
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(Original post by feministy)
I do R.S GCSE and I really enjoy it . Most people in my classs are atheist or agnostic. I'm also agnostic and find it very easy. I hope to take it at A level too.
Yeah I do it at GCSE too and also enjoy it, but it's so much memorising! I imagine at a-level it'll be more subjective and open to debate/ interpretation though so I'm looking forward to that. It's good to hear you're agnostic and taking RS, hopefully there'll be a wide variety of beliefs including lots of agnostics and atheists in my class.
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I'm an atheist with a specialism in philosophy of religion, so it's definitely not just religious people that are interested in this stuff.
nice :-) philosophy of religion is really interesting
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I'm a lapsed Catholic, I sway between that and atheism. I did GCSE and A Level Religion, and got As in both (2 marks off A* each time, damn ). While GCSE was compulsory for me, A Level RE was an option, and I thoroughly enjoyed it due to the history aspect of it.
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