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Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics AS at Swinton Academy

Course description

Religious studies is a thought provoking subject that allows students to explore life and the key questions surrounding it by looking at diverse philosophical and ethical viewpoints. Students will learn a variety of relevant and contemporary themes, and will gain critical and evaluative skills through investigating the different themes. The main religion studied will be Christianity, therefore students will study Christianity and the philosophy of religion and Christianity and ethics at both AS and A-level. 

 

Course content

AS course
Section A:Study of religion Christianity
• Gods/gods/ultimate reality
• Life after death
•Sources of wisdom and authority. 
 
Section B: Philosophy of religion 
• Arguments for the existence of God.
• Evil and suffering 
• Religious experience.
 
 
A-Level course
Section A:Study of religion 
Christianity 
Section B: Philosophy of religion Students will study:
•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, how the religion is influenced by, and influences, philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have gained at least a C at GCSE RE. 

Assessment

There are two assessed components for AS 
 
Section A:Study of religion - one two part question worth 15 marks and 15 marks relating to the religion chosen (30)
 
Section B: Ethics and religion - two two part questions worth 15 marks and 15 marks on ethics and religion (60marks). 1 hour 45 mins 90 marks. 50% of AS
 
A-level
Written exam: 3 hours 100 marks 50% of A-level 
Section A:Study of religion - one two part question worth 10 marks and 15 marks relating to the religion chosen (25 marks) 
 
Section B: Ethics and religion - two two part questions worth 10 marks and 15 marks (25 marks each). 
 
Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion - one unstructured synoptic question from a choice of two (25 marks)

Financial information

Not required

Future opportunities

•Law
•Education
• Social work
• Politics
• Medicine
• Administration
• Media

Further information

For futher information please contact a member of the Sixth Form team

How to apply

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Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs K Jones
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 570586
    • Email address:
    • kjones@scslc.org

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