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A Level Religious Studies at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Anyone interested in philosophy will enjoy this course. If you like exploring challenging concepts, and finding out how religious beliefs have influenced our culture, you will find this course fascinating. In order to achieve, you will need to read widely and be able to get your ideas across in written examinations.

AS: Spanning over two thousand years of philosophical and religious thought, the course travels from Plato’s ancient Greece, asking questions such as ‘Do we have a soul?’ through to modern ethical dilemmas such as ‘Should euthanasia be legal?’ and ‘Should British troops ever have gone to Iraq?’ The topics are studied in a variety of ways to ensure your lessons will always be lively and interesting!

A2: At A2 you will study philosophy and ethics in greater depth. In philosophy, you will study the concept of the afterlife, the nature of miracles, and religious language. In the ethics course, you will explore the nature of freewill and conscience, and apply ethical theories to issues concerning the environment, sexuality, and the business world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years