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Religious Studies A Level at Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

Year 12

An Introduction to the Study of Religion, Christianity: Religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts; religious life; and religious practices. An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: Inductive arguments for the existence of God; deductive arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief – the problem of evil and suffering; and religious experience. An Introduction to Religion and Ethics: (including applied ethics in themes two to four): ethical language; Aquinas’ Natural Law; Fletcher’s Situation Ethics and Utilitarianism.

Year 13

A Study of Religion, Christianity: Religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts and religious life; significant social and historical developments in religious thought; religious practices and religious identity. Philosophy of Religion: arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief; religious experience; religious language.

Religion and Ethics: Ethical Thought; Deontological Ethics; Teleological Ethics; Determinism; Free Will.

Entry requirements

To do well on the course you must be open minded and be prepared to discuss some of the bigger questions in life. You should have an interest in personal and social issues and you should be prepared to consider the spiritual dimension of life, as other people see it. The course encourages you to research, think critically and present your ideas logically. You will need to be committed to do wider reading and research.

Assessment

Year 12 

3 examinations each of 1 hour 30 minutes, each worth 33⅓% of qualification.

Year 13 

3 written examinations each of 2 hours, each worth 33⅓% of qualification.

Future opportunities

Religious Studies at A-level complements and informs most subjects because of its focus on understanding people and the critical thinking skills it helps develop.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2017

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