philosophy, ethics and development in religious thought
Entry criteria (GCSE grades):
Religious Education 5 or English Language 5
A subject for those who want to think beyond just the ordinary.
Philosophy of Religion
Ancient philosophical influences - Plato and Aristotle
Body, Mind and Soul
Arguments for the existence of God
Challenge to belief: Problem of evil
Nature of God
Language: Speaking about the unspeakable.
Ethics - How/why can we live ethically?
Normative ethics: utilitarianism, Kantian ethics
Applied ethics: Abortion, Euthanasia, Business
Ethical language: what do we mean by good or bad?
What is the Conscience?
Developments in religious thought
What does it mean to be human?
Knowledge of God
Socialism and Political Action
How the course is assessed:
100% examinations at the end of Year 13.
This 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.
It is widely respected by Universities. Moreover, the opportunity to explore the biggest questions in the universe with others means that post-18 you will never see the world the same way again!
Teacher responsible: Mrs K Beasant