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Religious Studies A-Level at John Port School

Course description

The course is divided into 3 components:

In Philosophy of religion learners will study philosophical issues and questions raised by religion and belief. These include arguments regarding the existence or non-existence of God, the nature and influence of religious experience and the problems of evil and suffering.

The study of Religion and ethics is characterised by a study of ethical language and thought through significant concepts and the works of key thinkers, illustrated by issues in religion and ethics, and also by the application of ethical theory to issues of importance. Learners will study normative ethical theories and the application of these, as well as key ethical concepts.

Developments in religious thought provides an opportunity for the systematic study of one religious tradition. This will include exploration of religious beliefs, values and teachings, sources of wisdom and authority and practices that shape and express religious identity.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement for the Sixth Form applies. This should include GCSE PRE at grade B or GCSE grade B in English Language if PRE not taken before.

Future opportunities

This course provides an ideal basis for further study at university. Universities will value the skills learned at A Level Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, whether you apply specifically for Religious Studies or not. The ability to develop an argument and to think clearly are invaluable tools whatever direction you eventually decide to take.

Students can follow a broad range of career options including journalism, health and social work, business and finance, political and academic research, and media. A large number of distinguished civil servants, lawyers, teachers, scientists and politicians have studied Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Port School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

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