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Religious Education (Philosophy and Ethics)

RE Philosophy and Ethics

Religious Education (Philosophy & Ethics)

 

Specification: OCR

 

Qualification type: A Level

 

Entry criteria (GCSE grades)

Religious Education 5 or 5 in other Humanities subject(s) or 5 in English if RE not studied at GCSE

 

Subject description

Philosophy of Religion

  • Ancient philosophical influences
  • Body and soul
  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Religious experience
  • Challenge to belief: Problem of evil
  • Nature of God
  • Language

 

Ethics

  • Normative ethics
  • Applied ethics to issues
  • Ethical language
  • Conscience
  • Sexual ethics

 

Developments in religious thought

  • Sources of authority/wisdom
  • Religious identity/practices
  • Social and historical developments
  • Religion in society

 

How the course is assessed

100% examinations at the end of A2 year for those who complete the A Level.

 

Post-18 opportunities

Religious Education A Level can be used to access a wide range of higher education courses. It has particular relevance for those entering the caring professions and can also be used to gain entry to careers involving dealing with the public generally, eg law, commerce, public relations, journalism medicine, education, politics and theology.

 

Teacher responsible:  Mr R Noble