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Religious Studies A level at Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

RE is a successful A level option as Philosophy and Ethics and students explore the classic arguments for the existence of God/gods; the problem of evil; freewill and determinism; Plato and Aristotle and ancient Greek philosophy; Ethical arguments such as Utilitarianism, absolute and relative morality; the structure of an ordered society; Science versus religion; Environmental, Business and sexual ethics.

Course content

A Study of Religion

  • Religious figures and sacred texts
  • Religious concepts and religious life
  • Significant social and historical developments in religious thought
  • Religious practices
  • Religious identity

Philosophy of Religion

  • Argument for the existence of God
  • Challenges to religious belief
  • Religious Experience
  • Religious language

Religious Ethics

  • Ethical language and thought
  • Deontological ethics
  • Teleological ethics
  • Freewill and determinism

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Religious Education

Students will also need a B grade or above in GCSE English.

Assessment

AS Level:

An introduction to the study of religion: Christianity

  • Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes; 33 1/3% of the qualification.

An introduction to Philosophy

  • Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes; 33 1/3% of the qualification.

An introduction to Religion and Ethics

  • Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes; 33 1/3 % of the qualification.

 

A Level:

A Study of religion: Christianity 

  • Written exam 2 hours; 33 1/3% of the qualification.

Philosophy of Religion:

  • Written exam 2 hours; 33 1/3% of the qualification.

Religion and Ethics:

  • Written exam 2 hours; 33 1/3 % of the qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017

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