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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

A Level

RS at KHS - Preparing Students for Life... not just and exam!

General information:

Religious Studies at A Level will help you to explore belief, life and reflect on the big questions and issues that life often throws at you. Studying Religious Studies can enhance your personal, social and cultural development and give you a greater understanding of our culture locally, nationally and in the wider world. It is an up to date, relevant and application driven subject that will have you thinking and engaging with the issues that matter.

Why study Religious Studies?

In studying this course you will:

  • Develop your interest in and enthusiasm for the exploration of the Bible and relate this to the world around you;
  • Reflect on and develop your own values, opinions and attitudes;
  • Engage with the big questions related to belief, life and why we exist.


What will I study? – THE BIBLE and CHURCH HISTORY

AS2 / A22 – Intro’ to the Acts of the Apostles and selected New Testament writings

AS4 / A24 - The Christian Church in the Roman Empire to AD 325

RS at A Level offers you a challenging opportunity to examine relevant Biblical literature and the controversial development of the early Christian Church. 

The course has two separate sections. Candidates must study for the standalone ‘AS’ in L6 before progressing to the A2 Advanced GCE in U6.

How will I be assessed?

AS – L6th


A2 – U6th



1Hour 20 mins each


2 hours


Each Paper = 50%


Each Paper = 50%

How can I find out more?

The CCEA website – _studies

  • Speak to any of the RE team – Mr. Chestnutt, Mr. Bingham or Mrs. McGregor.
  • Speak to other students who have already studied the subject.