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Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at The Ockendon Academy & Studio School

Course description

You will gain a deeper understanding of world religions, be provided with skills for the future and engage with major issues relevant to today’s society.





Course content

· Philosophy of Religion

The study of ancient philosophical influence; arguments about the existence and non-existence of God; The nature and impact of religious experience; The problems of Evil; Life after Death; The nature of God; Soul, Mind and Body and Religious Language.

· Religion and Ethics

The study of normative ethical theories; The application of ethical theories to two contemporary issues of importance; Ethical Language and Thought; Free Will and Conscience; the influence of ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs and the Philosophy of Religion.

· Developments of Religious Thought

Sources of religious authority; the relationship between Religion and Society; Social and Historical Developments in Theology and Religious Thought. Students will focus on one religion in this component (Christianity).


Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in Religious Studies.

GCSE Grade 4 or above in English.




At the end of the two year course, you will have a two hour paper in each component with each exam being marked out of 120.

Each component is equally weighted with regard to the overall grade. This is 100% examination (three exams in total).


Future opportunities

You can study for degrees in Law, Medicine, English, History, Sciences or Theology/ Philosophy.

· Business/Financial Management

· Law and Medicine

· Journalism

· Social Work and Teaching

· The Armed Forces and Government

It is a relevant choice with The Russell Group of top universities making it clear that Religious Studies A level provides ‘suitable preparation for University generally’.



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2018
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