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Religion and Philosophy A level at Wadham School

Course description

Studying Philosophy and Ethics will allow you to develop a number of highly regarded skills such as forming and evaluating arguments, picking the key points out of a piece of writing and taking a critical approach to information.

Candidates wishing to follow this course of study should be able to demonstrate the following Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Forming arguments
  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning and performance based upon guidance given by teachers
  • Problem solving

Course content


  • Philosophy: Ancient Greek philosophical influences, soul, mind and body, life after death, religious experience
  • Ethics: Normative ethics, applied ethics of sexuality and euthanasia, ethical language.
  • Christian thought: Human nature and purpose, self and immortality.


The content from AS plus:

  • Philosophy: Religious language, twentieth century philosophy, the nature of God
  • Ethics: Ethical language, meta ethics, free will, conscience
  • Christian thought: Challenge of secularism, responses to secularism, pluralism, gender in theology and society

Entry requirements

Candidates should ideally have achieved a C grade in GCSE English, Maths and Religion and Philosophy.


Exam Board – OCR

Future opportunities

Religion and Philosophy is very well regarded A level by universities and referred to many other A levels. It can lead onto careers in Education, Journalism, Advertising, Law, PR and most graduate training schemes. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years