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Religious Studies ( Ethics & Philosophy) A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

AS: Foundations: Design argument, cosmological argument, evil and suffering, miracles, religion and morality, utilitarianism and situation ethics. Investigations: A study of medical ethics (abortion)

A2 Developments: Religious experience, ontological argument, atheism, religious language, life after death, religion and morality and ethical theories. Implications: The study of three texts: religious experience, religious language and the change in philosophy.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.


AS: An exam of 1 hour 45 minutes. An exam of 1 hour 15 minutes based on a personal area of study. This year’s study is based on Medical Ethics.

A2: An exam of 1 hour 45 minutes. An exam of 1 hour 15 minutes based on three different texts.

Future opportunities

Success in RS gives access to a range of careers and higher education opportunities. The transferable skills it provides (such as empathy, research, interpretation of data, evaluation and communication) are in great demand and are recognised by employers and universities. They could lead to careers in law, health, management, business, the media, social work, education and politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years