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Religious Studies - Philosophy and Ethics AS and A level at Frome Community College

Course description

Component 1 - Philosophy and religion

Section A

•  God/ultimate reality

•  Life after death

•  The challenge from science

•  The nature and role of religion

•  Sources of wisdom and authority.

Section B

•  Arguments for the existence of God

•  Evil and suffering

•  Religious experience

•  Religious language

•  Miracles

•  Self and life after death

•  The nature and function of religion.

Section C

•  The dialogue between philosophy and religion.


Component 2 - ethics, religion and society

Section A

•  Key moral principles

•  Religious identity

•  Religion and sexual identity

•  Religious pluralism.

Section B

•  Ethical theories

•  Issues of human life and death

•  Issues of animal life and death

•  Introduction to meta ethics

•  Free will and moral responsibility

•  Conscience

•  Bentham and Kant.

Section C

•  The dialogue between ethical theory and religion.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September