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Religious Studies at Cox Green School

Course description

A summary of the topics studie d can be found below, but the full syllabus and past papers can be downloaded at: - a - level - gce - religious - studi es - h173 - h573 - from - 2016/

This course is studied at Altwood School . Students travel to Altwood independently for Lesson 1 and 2 on Mondays. Travel back to Cox Green is arranged by the school.

Course content

H573/01 Philosophy of Religion

Students answer three questions from four.

Ancient philosophical influences, the nature of the soul, mind and body, arguments about the existence or non - existence of God, the nature and impact of religious experience, the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil, ideas about the nature of God and issues in religious language

(33.3% 2 hour exam)

H573/2 Religion and Ethics

Students answer three questions from four:

Normative ethical theories, the application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance, ethical language and thought, debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience, sexual ethics and the influence of ethical tho ught of developments in religious beliefs

(33.3% 2 hour exam)

H573/3 Developments of Religious Thought

Students answer three questions from four Students studies Christianity which complements the other two units. This unit is studied in Year 13.

(33.3% 2 hour exam)

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in either GCSE Religious Studies, History or English Language/Literature.

Future opportunities

The skills you develop in Religious Studies are useful in a wide variety of situations. Many people who study the subject go on to app ly their philosophical skills in jobs as diverse as the law, computer programming, management consultancy, film making, journalism, medicine, and all areas in which clarity of thought and expression are essential. Current students are finding that when they go for university interviews, their Philosophical and Ethical study has been a major talking point. It is certainly highly regarded as a valid entrance qualification by universities.

Further information

If you have any questions please contact Ms L Kiely Lead Le arner of RS at Cox Green School – or Mrs K Thompson at Altwood CofE School –

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cox Green School directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017

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