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A Level Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Garforth Academy

Course description

The philosophy of religion will provide you with confidence to discuss how rationalism can be dependent & independent of empirical forms of knowledge. The course will introduce you to some of the most influential theorists in the philosophy of moral truth. You will begin to see your own & the perspectives of others differently & with growing enlightenment.

Course content

Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion – Exam (2 hours) – 33.3% of grade

Students answer a range of questions based on seven key topics covered over the two years: Ancient philosophical influences; the nature of soul, mind & body; Arguments about the existence of God; The nature & impact of religious experience; The challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil; Ideas about the nature of God and Issues in religious language.

Paper 2: Religion and Ethics – Exam (2 hours) – 33.3% of grade

Students answer a range of questions based on 5 key topics covered over the two years: Normative ethical theories; The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance; ethical language and thought; debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience and sexual ethics and the influence of ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs.

Paper 3: Developments in Religious Thoughts – Exam (2 hours) – 33.3% of grade

Students will focus on the contexts of one religion in relation to 5 key areas studied over the two years: Religious beliefs, values & teachings, their interconnection & how they vary historically & in the contemporary world; Sources of religious wisdom & authority; Practices which shape & express religious identity, and how these vary within a tradition; Significant social & historical developments in theology & religious thought and key themes related to the relationship between religion & society.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 including

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or RE

How to apply

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Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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