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Religious Studies A Level at Newlands Girls' School

Course description

You will study Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics investigating philosophical theories which seek to answer questions such as ‘Does God Exist?’ and ‘What is Good?’ You will develop skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation, and will use reasoned arguments substantiated by evidence to communicate different points of view. Philosophy can be studied for personal development or for professional development as it adds depth and a broader perspective to other A Level subjects.

Course content

At AS Level you will study Ancient and Modern influences on Philosophy of Religion,
Traditional Arguments for the Existence of God, Challenges to Religious Belief, Ethical
Theories and Applied Ethics; including the Right to Life, Euthanasia, War and Genetic
At A2 Level you will study Religious Experience, Nature of God, Life and Death, Meta-ethics, Free Will and Determinism, Nature and Role of the Conscience and Virtue Ethics.


Entry requirements

You need to have achieved a grade C in Religious Studies GCSE to be considered for this course.


You will sit two exams in June. You are required to answer 2 two-part-essay questions from a choice of four for each unit at AS and at A Level you will answer two open essay style questions from a choice of four.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newlands Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years