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Religion and Philosophy A Level at Burnley College

Course description

This course focuses on Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Society. Topics include: Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Natural Law and Ethics, Kant’s theory of Ethics, Libertarianism and Human Freedom, Virtue Ethics Religion and Religious Fundamentalism.

This programme of study specifically enhances analytic skills and allows students to develop reasoned arguments in relation to core philosophical themes. It also looks at the validity of existing ethical bodies and institutions, such as government, within a contemporary world.

As well as the huge wealth of materials available in the College’s Active Learning Zones, Religion and Philosophy students can take advantage of tailor made workbooklets and worksheets, reading booklets, research themed sheets, essay building sheets and revision packs.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. A grade B in GCSE English is useful.Entry criteria for all qualifications are subject to a reference from your previous school or place of study.

Future opportunities

The course provides wide-ranging options for progression to university courses and careers, such as: Nursing, Information Technology, Sports Studies, Physiotherapy, Law, Business and Marketing, in addition to Philosophy, Religion and Theology. The course develops skills highly valued by employers, including the ability to present clear and coherent arguments and evaluative skills.

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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