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Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) - A Level at Crompton House CofE Sixth Form

Course description

Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics will appeal to students who like to debate key philosophical issues with an enquiring, critical, yet sympathetic approach to religious beliefs and moral issues. Students will explore some of the most challenging questions of human existence, belief in God and moral decision-making.

Course content

Studying Philosophy and Ethics gives students an opportunity to develop skills in:

• Logic and Reasoning

• Debating

• Critical Assessment and Evaluation

Philosophy of Religion examines why people hold religious beliefs and considers whether these beliefs can be justified in a modern, scientific world. It explores a wide range of questions that philosophers have debated over the centuries, such as: Is religion a human construct? Can we talk meaningfully about religion? Is there evidence of God?

Religious Ethics is a branch of philosophy concerned with morality and considers how society determines which actions are right and which are wrong. It explores actions and consequences, the role of conscience and belief in God. It examines the views of scholars who are critical of religion and consider it detrimental to social and moral development. Students will also get the opportunity to research and explore a contemporary moral issue. In order to explore these ideas students will take part in active debate, research and present their own understanding of the philosophical questions being asked and develop their time management skills and independent learning.

Entry requirements

English Langauge GCSE grade C


Exam based assessments

How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 May 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years