Careers Information Religious Studies

Careers Information


GCSE Religious Studies

  • Religious Studies helps students develop marketable skills and aptitudes including:
  • analytical and strategic thinking;
  • research skills;
  • critical judgement;
  • the ability to work with abstract, conceptual ideas;
  • an ability to ‘understand both sides’ and negotiate and resolve conflict;
  • problem-solving skills;
  • leadership skills;
  • understanding of the impact of conflicting ideologies; and
  • an appreciation of human diversity, belief systems, cultural and spiritual experiences.

These skills are particularly useful for future careers in law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration or the media.

AS & A2 Religious Studies

Religious Studies opens up a wide range of opportunities for further and higher education and interesting and rewarding careers. Students become equipped with many of the skills needed in further and higher education and the workplace. Students will develop critical evaluation skills and the ability to construct logical and convincing arguments. Candidates engage with debates and are therefore provided with the opportunity to develop their skills in arguing a case on the basis of evidence, a skill which is central to progress in the world of work.