A Level Courses

Religious Studies

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Attlee A Level Academy, Havering Sixth Form
  • Qualification

    A Level Courses
  • Subject

    Religious Studies
  • Schedule

    Timetable dependent Monday-Friday (Days 8.30am-4.30pm)
  • Duration

    72 Weeks
  • Age

    16-18

Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English. Grade 6 in one other written subject is desirable. All Level 3 subjects require a minimum of five grade 4 GCSEs in total.

Topics

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

Further information

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.

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