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Religious Studies A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Course description

To enjoy an A level in Religious Studies you must have an enquiring mind, an interest in Philosophy and Ethics and a desire to examine some of the most compelling questions which face humankind. You do not need to have a personal religious belief, although it’s fine if you do have one.

Course content

Area A: Philosophy of Religion

1. A study of the philosophical arguments for the existence of God:

  • Design - key concepts, strengths & weaknesses
  • Cosmological - key ideas, strengths and weaknesses

2. A study of the problem of evil and suffering

  •  Problem of evil/suffering, different types of problems and solutions

3. A study of philosophical debates about miracles

  • Concept of miracle
  •  Reasons to believe in miracles
  • Philosophical problems with relation to Hume

Area B: Ethics

1. A study of ethical concepts:

  • Religion and morality
  • Utilitarianism
  • Situation Ethics

2. A study of ethical dilemmas:

  • Issues of war and peace
  • Sexual ethics

Entry requirements

Grade B and above in English and Mathematics GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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