18 August 2011
The Religious Education Council congratulates all those students
who have achieved their Religious Studies A Level grades today and
wishes them well in their future studies and careers.
This year 18,463 students sat the A Level RS examination in
England -increases of 4.3% on the previous year and 31.2% since
2005. Standards continue to rise with 80.4% of students
gaining A* - C (the prime benchmark) - an increase of 2.2% on last
year. Clearly Religious Studies has continued to grow and
flourish at A Level.
The Russell Group of universities recognise Religious Studies as
a subject which provides suitable preparation for entry to
university generally. The only reason it has not been included in
their list of facilitating subjects appears to be because, like
Economics and Law, it is not an "essential" requirement for entry
to any particular university course.