A Level Religious Studies


You will be assessed in two three hour written exams covering each component at the end of the second year of the course.
The course is split into two components:

A) Philosophy of religion and ethics:

Philosophy of religion: Arguments for the existence of God, Evil and suffering, Religious experience, Religious language, Miracles, Self and life after death

Ethics and religion: Ethical theories, Issues of human life and death, Issues of animal life and death, Introduction to meta-ethics, Free will and moral responsibility, Conscience, Bentham and Kant

B) Study of religion and dialogues

Focusing on Islam you will study the following topics: Sources of wisdom and authority, God, Self, death and afterlife, Good conduct and key moral principles, Expression of religious identity, Religion, gender and sexuality, Religion and science, Religion and secularisation, Religion and religious pluralism.

The dialogue between the philosophy of religion and religion. How religion is influenced by and has an influence on philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied.

The dialogue between ethical studies and religion. How religion is influenced by and has an influence on ethical studies in relation to the issues studied.

Philosophy of Religion: The existence of god, evil & suffering, Miracles and self, life after death

Ethics and Religion: Ethical theories, issues of human life and death, issues of animal life and death, Introduction to meta-ethics, free will and moral responsibility, Conscience and Bentham and Kant

Study of Religion: Sources of wisdom and authority/Gods/ultimate reality, Self, death and afterlife, gender and sexuality/science/secularisation/pluralism

Subject: Religious Studies
Qualification Type: A Levels
Study Location: Attlee A Level Academy

Entry Requirement:

General A-Level entry requirements apply
You must have at least 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English and Maths producing an average point score of 42 and at least one grade 6 in a written subject.

Where does it lead:

The skills that you will learn in religious studies will be useful to you in any number of degrees/careers; Sociology, Philosophy, Politics, Teaching, Youth work or Civil Service to name a few.

Who is the course available for: 16-18

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