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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics A level at Howard of Effingham School

Course description

Unit 1: Christian Religious thought

Unit 2: Philosophy of Religion: A history of religious philosophy and the arguments for and against religious belief. .

Unit 3: Ethics: An introduction to ethical theories as applied to medical ethics.

Unit 4: Developments in Christian Religious thought and its impact on society

Unit 5: Philosophy of Religion: An in-depth study of the key issues in the philosophy of religion including life after death, the existence of the soul, the nature of divine revelation and religious experience, interpretations of holy scriptures, and the problem of religious language.

Unit 6: Ethics: An in-depth study of Christian and secular concepts of conscience and free will, and ethical theories as applied to businesses, war, peace and justice, sex and relationships.

Entry requirements

A grade B or above is necessary in Religious Studies at GCSE although other students will be considered on their merits.


Three written papers of 2 hours, equally weighted.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Howard of Effingham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


  • More information
    • Howard of Effingham School is the lead school for The Howard Partnership, a Surrey based Academy chain, originally formed from a federation of schools in 2007 and more recently converting to a Multi Academy Trust.