"A large part of the Religious Studies course centres on philosophy and ethics. The debates are really fun and we regularly host discussions on a wide range of ethical issues."
What will I study?
Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion
- Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God.
- The challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil.
- The possibility of life after death.
Unit 2: Religion and Ethics
- The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance.
- Debates surrounding the significant ideas of conscience and free will.
- The influence on ethical thought and its developments in religious beliefs and the philosophy of religion.
Unit 3: Developments in Christian Thought
- Religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections, and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world.
- Sources of religious wisdom and authority.
- Practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within Christianity.
What do I need to study this course?
GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and, if taken, GCSE Religion (Grade 9-5).
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed entirely by external examination
Where will A Level Religious Studies lead me?
Religious Studies is of use to those students who are keen to progress to higher education – particularly to those thinking of careers in Media, Law, Politics, Social work, Teaching and Community Work.
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