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Religious Studies A level at Davenant Foundation School

Course description

What will you learn in Year 12?

Greek Philosophy and its influence on today’s Religious Philosophy combined with unit concerning the existence of God, the problem of evil and challenged to Religious belief. With regards to ethics, contemporary moral issues such as euthanasia, medical research and war combined with ethical theories and how they might help to navigate through moral debate.

Finally, in relation to Christian development, topics will include attitudes to Wisdom and how the faith has developed over time.

What will you learn in Year 13?

Philosophy explores religious language, religious experiences including miracles and revelation through Holy Scripture, life after death, and a more in-depth study of the nature of God. Ethical study adds Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics to the theories learned in Year 12, and applies ethical theory to environmental, business, and sexual ethics.

The unit also includes exploration of free will an d determinism, conscience, and meta-ethics.

Finally, in relation to Christian development, how Christian has changed over time, and its relationship with society.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s including Mathematics at A*-C (or 4-9), 6/6 in English language and literature or 5/6 in English language and literature with a 6 in a Humanities subject.

Further information

Religious Studies is A rated by Russell Group universities. It teaches synthesis, research, evaluation, and tools for creative thought.

It constitutes excellent preparation for any Arts based degree, being particularly useful for students reading Law. The focus of modern ethical issues makes it an admirable fourth A Level for prospective medics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Davenant Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2017

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