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Religious Studies A level at Wolsingham School

Course description

Religious Studies is a subject like no other. You will have your opinions challenged, criticised and affirmed. You will be called to question issues like the meaning of life and the reasons behind killing another human being. This subject will keep you thinking, questioning and searching for more. The specification covers a number of topics and learners are required to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion.

Course content

AS Modules

This qualification is linear which means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content: Religious Studies AQA Spec 7061. This will consist of two modules:

Component 1: Philosophy and religion: Christianity and the philosophy of religion

Component 2: Ethics, religion and society: Christianity and ethics

A2 Modules

Subject content: Religious Studies AQA Spec 7062

Component 1: Philosophy and religion: B Christianity and the philosophy of religion

Component 2: Ethics, religion and society: B Christianity and ethics

Assessment

AS

Component 1: Philosophy and religion
Section A: Study of religion
Students will study the following content from a Christian perspective:

  • God/gods/Ultimate Reality
  • Life after death
  • Sources of wisdom and authority

Section B: Philosophy of religion

  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Evil and suffering
  • Religious experience

Component 2: Ethics, religion and society
Section A: Study of religion
Students will study the following content from a Christian perspective:

  • Key moral principles.
  • Religious identity.

Section B: Ethics and religion.

  • Ethical theories
  • Issues of human life and death
  • Issues of animal life and death

A2

Component 1: Philosophy and religion
Section A: Study of religion
Students will study the following content from a Christian perspective:

  • God/gods/Ultimate Reality
  • Life after death.
  • The challenge from science
  • The nature and role of religion
  • Sources of wisdom and authority

Section B: Philosophy of religion

  • Arguments for the existence of God.
  • Evil and suffering
  • Religious experience
  • Religious language
  • Miracles
  • Self and life after death
  • The nature and function of religion

Component 2: Ethics, religion and society
Section A: Study of religion
Students will study the following content from a Christian perspective:

  • Key moral principles.
  • Religious identity.
  • Religion and sexual identity.
  • Religious pluralism.

Section B: Ethics and religion

  • Ethical theories.
  • Issues of human life and death.
  • Issues of animal life and death.
  • Introduction to meta ethics.
  • Free will and moral responsibility.
  • Bentham and Kant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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