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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

A Level Religious Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to study and students gain critical skills in history, sociology, philosophy, ethics and theology.  Students not only learn the substance of religion in various cultures, but also study ethical and philosophical theories and concepts.  We explore the link between religion and contemporary culture, evidence of which is all around us, from advertising hair straighteners to the collapse of the Twin Towers. 

Students are taught in small groups to facilitate discussion and acquire investigative skills.  Ethical theories are explored through philosophical debate.

Course content

Topics Covered

  • Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion (Plato)
  • Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion
  • Traditional arguments for the existence of God
  • Challenges to religious belief
  • Ethical theories
  • Applied ethics topics (abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering)

Entry requirements

Preferable English Grade B or above with GCSE RE grade B or above.











Future opportunities

Suggested Career Paths

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Civil Service
  • Politics


Further information

Skills Developed


  • Critical thinking
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Acquisition of technical and critical vocabulary


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: OCR