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Religious Studies at Knutsford Academy

Course description

Over the two year OCR course you will study classical arguments for God's existence examining the work of great philosophers such as Aquinas, Anselm and Kant. You will explore the problem of evil and suffering and how this challenges God's goodness and very existence.

You will study how compatible religion is with science, examine miracles and study life after death. In lessons you will have plenty of opportunity to engage in discussion and debate. You will also consider some of the classic theories of morality, and examine whether these theories are absolute or relative.
These theories will then be applied to sexual ethical issues, such as marriage and sexual orientation, highlighting both strengths and weaknesses of the theories.

Philosophy and Ethics is very thought-provoking, enabling you to question many aspects of belief and to examine issues relevant to today's world.

Entry requirements

A* - C grades with a B grade in the applicant's chosen A level subjects for automatic entry. If an applicant attains C grades in the GCSE subjects they wish to study at A levels, entry is subject to a discussion with the Heads of Subject and Head of Sixth Form

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Knutsford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years