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Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) A Level at The Leventhorpe School

Course description

AS Philosophy explores the foundations of Philosophy and arguments for and against the existence of God. AS Ethics introduces key ethical theories and considers how this might be applied to moral issues. AS Religious Studies will explore one of the main world religions in terms of the development of their religious thought. A2 Philosophy looks in depth at religious and spiritual phenomena and applies the thinking of a wide variety of philosophers. A2 Ethics explores the meaning of religious language and the extent to which we are free to make decisions about environmental, business and sexual ethics. A2 Religious Studies continues the in depth study of one world religion. At the moment this is a draft outline of the course as the exam boards are awaiting accreditation.

RS: Philosophy and Ethics is an exciting subject that links in with questions and topics that are a part of our everyday existence. War, the existence of evil, genetic engineering, or whether or not God exists, are issues we can’t hide from. On a practical level, Philosophy and Ethics is a traditional subject, respected by old and new universities alike with transferable skills such as essay writing, analysis, argument and independent research that are useful for a number of jobs/qualifications.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language.


AS : Three one hour papers at the end of Year 12. A2 : Three one hour papers at the end of Year 13. No coursework.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years