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Religious Studies

Religious Studies (A Level)

Subject

Religious Studies – Philosophy and Ethics

Entry Requirements

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent),  including English.

 

Exam Board

Eduqas

Content relating to the subject qualification

Component 1: The study of one religion from a choice of six:

Option A: Christianity

There will be four themes within each option: religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts; religious life; and religious practices.

 

Component 2: Philosophy of Religion

There will be four themes within this component: arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief; religious experience; religious language.

 

Component 3: Religion and Ethics

There will be four themes within this component (including applied ethics in themes two to four): ethical language; Aquinas' Natural Law; Fletcher's Situation Ethics and Utilitarianism.

Assessment of the qualification

Component 1: A Study of Religion

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes- 33⅓% of qualification

 

Component 2: Philosophy of Religion

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes- 33⅓% of qualification

 

Component 3: Religion and Ethics Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes- 33⅓% of qualification

 

Career Pathways

Religious Studies is a respected post 16 examination course accepted at Universities throughout the world.

It can lead to degrees in a range of disciplines from Accountancy, Law and, Biology to Philosophy, Economics, English.  The pertinent observation is that students who take this subject are analytical and coherent in their ability to argue and justify points of view.

Extra-Curricular

The expectation is that students will have the opportunity to attend an A Level Conference in either London or Kent.

There are guest speakers from e.g. The Franciscan International University.

Students have the opportunity to visit UKC Philosophy events.