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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics AS/A2 Level at Alexandra Park School

Course description

In the 21st Century, religion still addresses the same eternal questions about life and death, values and relationships, right and wrong. You will also reflect on how these ideas fit with your own beliefs and views. Philosophy of Religion comprises of a study of philosophical arguments about the existence of God and selected problems in the philosophy of religion. Ethics comprises a study of ethical concepts and dilemmas. For each of the religions, students explore key issues and emphases in teaching and practice. All three three sections of study are concerned with some of the key intriguing questions about life. The course is divided into two separate qualifications, AS Level (exam is taken after first year of studying) and A Level (exam is taken after the second year of studying).

Course content

In the 21st Century, religion still addresses the same eternal questions about life and death, values and relationships, right and wrong. You will also reflect on how these ideas fit with your own beliefs and views. Philosophy of Religion comprises of a study of philosophical arguments about the existence of God and selected problems in the philosophy of religion. Religious Ethics comprises a study of ethical concepts and dilemmas. The Systematic study of One Religion will allow students to explore key issues and emphases in religious teaching and practice. All three sections of study are concerned with some of the key intriguing questions about life. The course is divided into two separate qualifications, AS Level (exam is taken after first year of studying) and A Level (exam is taken after the second year of studying).

The course is split into three distinct areas Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics and the Systematic Study of Religion.

Entry requirements

An A* - B grade in English is strongly preferred and at least a C grade is required. If taken, an A*-C in RS is also required.

 

 

 

Assessment

In order to gain an AS in Religious Studies, students will sit three external examinations, each an hour long. In order to get the A Level Qualification, students will sit 3 external examinations, each 2 hours long.

Future opportunities

An A level in Philosophy and Ethics is highly regarded due to its academic rigour, therefore students who achieve good grades in this subject will be attractive to all higher education institutions. The skills that students develop include the following, adopting an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion. Students who study philosophy and ethics often go on to study related subjects in University such as Philosophy, Ethics or Comparative Religions. However the course also links well to subjects such as Sociology, Politics, Law, English and History.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 October 2016
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    • Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Durnsford Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.