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Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) at Rushcliffe School

Course description

If you are interested in life and death issues, what it means to be human and how we make moral decisions then Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) could be the course for you. It also enables you to develop important skills such as the ability to argue, critical thinking, self-understanding and independent thought.

AS - Philosophy of Religion (Studying: Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion; Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion; the traditional arguments for the existence of God; and challenges to religious belief). Religious Ethics (Studying: Ethical theories - Natural Law, Kantian Ethics, Utilitarianism and Religious Ethics; Applied Ethics - Applying these theories to abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering and war and peace.)

A2 - Philosophy of Religion (Studying: Religious language; Experience and religion; the nature of God; Life and death; and Miracles)

Religious Ethics (Studying: Ethical Theories and Topics - Meta-ethics; Free will and Determinism; the role of the conscience; Virtue Ethics. Applied Ethics - applying these theories to environmental and business ethics; sexual ethics.)

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above including English and Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2014

Key information

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