philosophy, ethics and development in religious thought
Entry criteria (GCSE grades):
Religious Education 5 or English Language 5
Subject description: Philosophy of Religion
Ancient philosophical influences - Plato and Aristotle
Body and soul
Arguments for the existence of God
Challenge to belief: Problem of evil
Nature of God
Normative ethics: utilitarianism, Kantian ethics
Applied ethics: Abortion, Euthanasia, Business
Ethical language: what do we mean by good or bad? Conscience
Developments in religious thought
What does it mean to be human?
Knowledge of God
How the course is assessed:
100% examinations at the end of A2 year for those who complete the A Level.
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.
Teacher responsible: Mr R Noble.