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Religious Studies - Philosophy and Ethics and Religion A Level at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

Year 12

Paper 1

  • Study of Religion - God/Gods/Ultimate reality, Life after death, Source of wisdom and authority
  • Philosophy of Religion - Three arguments for the existence of God/ Gods/Ultimate reality, Evil, Religious Experience 
Paper 2
  • Study of Religion - The key moral principles of one religion. Religious identity.
  • Ethics of Religion - Three ethical theories, Issues of human life and death, Issues of animal life and death

Year 13

Paper 1

  • Study of Religion - God/Gods/Ultimate reality, Life after death, Source of wisdom and authority. The challenge from Science. The nature and role of religion
  • Philosophy of Religion - Three arguments for the existence of God/Gods/Ultimate reality, Evil, Religious Experience, Religious Language, Miracles with reference to David Hume and Maurice Wiles, Self and life after death. The nature and function of religion. 
  • Ethics of Religion - The dialogue between philosophy and religion. How religion is influenced by, and influences, philosophy of religion in relation to the issued studies 
Paper 2
  • Study of Religion - The key moral principles of one religion, Religious identity, Religion and sexual identity, Religion and religious pluralism
  • Philisophy of Religion - Three ethical theories, Issues of human life and death, Issues of animal life and death, Introduction to meta-ethics, Freewill and moral responsibility, Conscience, Bentham and Kant
  • Ethics of Religion - The dialogue between ethical studies and religion. How religion is influenced by, and influences, ethical studies in relation to the issued studies.

Entry requirements

A*-B in Religious Studies GCSE (or equivalent subject e.g. History, English Literature, Sociology)

A*-B in English Language GCSE

Assessment

2 x written examinations 3 hours each (5O% of A level) 
  • Section 1 One two-part question (25 marks)
  • Section 2 Two two-part questions (25 marks each)
  • Section 3 The dialogue between philosophy/ ethics and religion 
One unstructured synoptic question from a choice of two (25 marks)
In all sections, questions may be set that span more than one topic.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016

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