The RE Council welcomes the increases in AS and A Level Religious Studies entries again this year. In the past ten years A Level numbers have increased by 87%, and AS level by 107%. This demonstrates the continuing popularity among students of a subject which the Russell Group of universities has said provides “suitable preparation for entry to university”. (see page 27). Standards and grades remain high showing that, when well taught, RS is not just popular but also rigorous. The Council congratulates all RS students on their success and offers its thanks to all their teachers.