Theology/Religious Studies AS A2 at Thomas Becket Catholic School
Do you enjoy a challenge? Have you ever wondered if miracles really happen? Would you like to debate the issue of human cloning? Then Theology AS and A level is for you! Come along and discover why some philosophers do not believe God exists. Explore the question ‘Why be ‘good’?’ and think deeply about those questions you’ve always wanted answering!
You must achieve G.C.S.E grade ‘C’ in Religious studies. You do not have to be a Catholic or hold any particular religious belief to follow this course.
To get a certificate for Advanced Subsidiary (AS), you will need to have studied and been assessed on 3 AS units. To get a certificate for Advanced GCE, you will need to have studied and been assessed on the 3 AS units, plus 3 further units, known as A2 units, making a total of 6 units. Ø Assessment AS: 2 exams in June and one piece of coursework of 2,500 words A2: 3 exams in June The AS units of work you will study are as follows: Unit One : Philosophy of Religion A study of Philosophical arguments for the existence of GodA study of the problem of evil and sufferingA study of philosophical debates about miracles Unit Two : Religious Ethics A study of the relationship between religion and moralityA study of ethical theoriesA study of applied ethics Unit Three : Philosophy of Religion A study of philosophical arguments for the existence of GodA study of beliefs about life after deathA study of religious language The A2 units of work you will study include : Religious ethics A study of the relationship between religion and moralityA study of ethical theoriesA study of ethical languageA study of the concepts in moral discourse and applied ethics
Some students go on to university to read Theology and become teachers, personnel managers, social workers, even lawyers and police officers. Studying Theology at A level develops a range of key inter- personal skills that can be applied to a variety of careers and courses at university : The ability to debate an issue confidently The ability to listen and consider the opinions of others To use ICT particularly the internet for research and use Powerpoint for presentations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Becket Catholic School directly.