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philosophy, ethics and development in religious thought

Philosophy Ethics RE




Qualification type:

A Level


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

Religious experience

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

Sexual ethics


Developments in religious thought

What does it mean to be human?

Knowledge of God



Liberation theology


How the course is assessed:

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


Post-18 opportunities:

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.