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Religious Studies / Philosophy of World Religions at Poole Grammar School

Course description

29.4 Key Features of StudyPhilosophy (literally a love of wisdom) underpins almost all we do – not just how we think, but also how we live our lives. It examines the ideas behind how we see things, where ideas come from, and how they are developed. The course looks at the basic philosophies which underpin religion in the western world and this is juxtaposed with Buddhism. There is room for discussion and argument but extra reading will be required in all of the modules. The course is rigorous and intellectually challenging, but also stimulating and very interesting. One important aspect will be developing research skills for essay writing.

Throughout the course you will be expected to acquire knowledge and understanding of the key issues studied which includes the contributions of significant people, a study of religious language and terminology and you will be expected to develop skills in verbal and written communication. The skill of evaluation will become increasingly important as the course develops.

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, if appropriate (in Mathematics, the minimum grade of B must be at Higher Tier).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years