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A Level Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) at Great Baddow High School

Course description

Philosophy and Ethics could be the course for you if you like to:
- Compare and develop your own ideas with the greatest thinkers of the last 2500 years.
- Examine different understandings of the metaphysical, like the nature of Good & Evil and what could be behind the universe.
- Contrast the development of modern ideas in psychology and sociology with those inherited from early Christian thinkers.
- Apply the vast array of skills you learn and understanding you develop to today’s most pressing social and ethical issues.

Over the two year course you will cover topics such as: Traditional Arguments for the Existence of God, Ancient Greek Influences on Religious Philosophy, Challenges to Religious Belief and a wide range of issues relating to ethical questions.

 

Course content

AS Units OCR Philosophy & Ethics

Unit G571: AS 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 G572: AS Religious Ethics
- Ethical theories;
- Applied ethics topics.
 
A2 Units OCR Philosophy & Ethics
 
Unit G581: A2 Philosophy of Religion
- Religious language;
- Experience and religion;
- Nature of God;
- Life and death;
- Miracle.
 
Unit G582: A2 Religious Ethics
- Meta-ethics;
- Free will and determinism;
- Conscience;
- Virtue ethics;
- Applied ethics topics.
 
 

Assessment

G571: AS Philosophy of Religion
50% of the total AS GCE marks 1.5 h written paper 70 marks
 
G572: AS Religious Ethics
50% of the total AS GCE marks 1.5 h written paper 70 marks
 
G581: A2 Philosophy of Religion
25% of the total Advanced GCE marks 1.5 h written paper 70 marks
 
G582: A2 Religious Ethics
25% of the total Advanced GCE marks 1.5 h written paper 70 marks

 

Future opportunities

RS Philosophy and Ethics is highly regarded by universities and employers as it proves that you are able to think, discuss and evaluate. It is an excellent preparation for any humanities degree.
It particularly prepares students for the following careers:-
- Legal and medical services
- Journalism and publishing
- Education and social work
- Broadcast, film, video and media sector
- Politics

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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