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Religious Studies AS Level and A Level at Mayflower High School

Course description

The course is designed to enable students to continue to develop interest and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of religion. It encourages students to develop their understanding of the modern world and establish a deeper knowledge and appreciation of world religious thought.

The course gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to contemporary issues, with a focus on inspiring and motivating students, while challenging and developing their perceptions of different world religions. It places an emphasis on responding critically to a wealth of philosophical, ethical and religious concepts, equipping them with analytical skills readily transferable to other subjects.

Course content

What will I study at AS Level?

The course is the popular OCR syllabus in Philosophy, Religion & Ethics and Development in Christian Thought. Within these three elements of the course, the following topics will be studied.

Philosophy: Ancient Green Influences; Soul, mind and body; Life after death; Religious Experience; Existence of God; Challenges to Belief.

Religion and Ethics: Normative ethical theories; Applied ethics; sex and sexuality, euthanasia; Ethical language.

Development in Christian Thought: Human nature and the purpose of life; The self and immortality; Knowledge and revelation of God; Religious writings; Jesus Christ.

What will I study at A Level?

Philosophy: The nature of God; Religious language; 20th Century perspectives.

Religion and Ethics: Mta Ethics; Freewill and Conscience; Developments in ethical thought.

Development in Christian Thought: Challenges and responses to secularism; Pluralism in theology and society; Gender in theology and society.

Entry requirements

CAPS of 40 points plus Grade B in GCSE Religious Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mayflower High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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