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Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at Ashmole Academy

Course description

The A-level course is taught over two years; both components will be taught alongside one another.

  • Component 1: Philosophy of religion and ethics
  • Component 2: Study of religion and dialogues

Course content

The lessons regularly involve:

  • Note taking – an important skill both within and outside the classroom. Notes should be clear and concise, showing evidence of examples, explanation and evaluation.
  •  Discussion – the ability to express your ideas clearly, and those of others, is a crucial skill in life and one that can be developed further in this subject.
  • Essay writing skills – essential for passing the exams but also useful for those who wish to improve their clarity and quality of written communication.
  • Reading – very important in and outside of lesson time. Newspapers, magazines are often very useful, as well as textbooks.
  • Other – videos, group work and presentations are encouraged and used where possible


Two written exams, one on each component: 3 hours, 100 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashmole Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2018