Religious Studies - Philosophy and Ethics AS and A level at Frome Community College
Component 1 - Philosophy and religion
• God/ultimate reality
• Life after death
• The challenge from science
• The nature and role of religion
• Sources of wisdom and authority.
• Arguments for the existence of God
• Evil and suffering
• Religious experience
• Religious language
• Self and life after death
• The nature and function of religion.
• The dialogue between philosophy and religion.
Component 2 - ethics, religion and society
• Key moral principles
• Religious identity
• Religion and sexual identity
• Religious pluralism.
• Ethical theories
• Issues of human life and death
• Issues of animal life and death
• Introduction to meta ethics
• Free will and moral responsibility
• Bentham and Kant.
• The dialogue between ethical theory and religion.
The R & P team focus on academic success as well as memorable and challenging experiences such as philosophy conferences, outside speakers and trips to Birmingham and Rome.
5 GCSE grades A* - C including English, grade B GCSE R&P and a B in GCSE English and science.
A level: two three-hour written exams, each worth 50%
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.