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Religious Studies & Philosophy AS/A2 Level at Hope Academy

Course description



  • Study of philosophy and ethics
  • Considering a variety of responses to ethical issues
  • Developing an understanding of moral, ethical and cultural issues


Course content



Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion

Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion: Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion:

Traditional arguments for the existence of God:

Challenges to religious belief.



Unit 2: Religious Ethics

Ethical theories

Applied ethics topics



Unit 3: Philosophy of Religion

Religious language: Experience and religion:

Nature of God: Life and death:




Unit 4: Religious Ethics

Meta-ethics: Free will and determinism:

Conscience: Virtue ethics:

Applied ethics topics.


Entry requirements

GCSE Religious Studies is not essential, but ability to study and research is.


Exam for each Unit.

Future opportunities



Accepted at all Universities as an academic ‘A’ level. Especially for Law, Medicine, Theology and Humanities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hope Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

Key information

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