A Levels RE/PhilosophyWatch
It depends on your school/the school you chose to go to for Sixth Form but I’m in year 12 right now and my school has let me study RE (Philosophy and Ethics) for A levels, despite me not doing it at GCSE. If you don’t study RE at GCSE then they judge whether to let you study it at A Level based on your English grades. I like the subject personally, just a lot of essay writing though.
No, you don't have to do RE at GCSE in order to do it at A levels. It's very different though! It's subdivided across 3 areas: Philosophy (which is concerned with deep, meaningful questions about the world around us), Ethics (which looks at key ethical theories, e.g Natural Law, Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics which you have to evaluate and apply to other areas of the course, e.g business/sexual ethics) and Developments in Christian Thought (which includes biblical passages and is arguably most like RE at GCSE). It is interesting, although there is a lot of content to cover, especially with the Philosophy module.