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Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics AS/A2 Level at Woodlands School

Course description


The Religious Studies course in Philosophy and Ethics encourages candidates to:

  • develop their interest in and enthusiasm philosophical and theological interpretations;
  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to this specialist study;
  • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religious issues;
  • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes.

Course content



AS Philosophy of Religion

Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion, Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion, Traditional arguments for the existence of God and Challenges to religious belief.

AS Religious Ethics

Ethical theories and Applied ethics topics


A2 Philosophy of Religion

Religious language, Experience of religion, Nature of God, Life and death and Miracles

A2 Religious Ethics

This unit will explore Meta-ethics, Free will and determinism,

Conscience, Virtue ethics and Applied ethics topics

Entry requirements


Minimum entry requirement is a grade C in a Humanities subject at GCSE or at least a grade B in English Language at GCSE.

Additionally, all internal students must have discussed their entry requirements with the Head of RE.


Exam based.

Future opportunities


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years