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Philosophy, Ethics and Theology A Level at Carre's Grammar School

Course description

All students follow the AQA Religious Studies (Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Religion and Dialogues) course which is assessed by two 3 hour written exams for each component. They will cover the following 2 units:

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics: Arguments for the existence of God; Evil and Suffering; Religious Experience; Religious language; miracles and the self, death and the afterlife. The ethical theories of Natural Moral Law, Situation and Virtue Ethics; Issues of human and animal life and death (embryo research; cloning; abortion; euthanasia; capital punishment; the status and rights of animals; blood sports); Meta Ethics; Free will; conscience and a comparison of the views of Bentham and Kant.

Study of Religion and dialogues: Sources of wisdom and authority; God/gods/ultimate reality; self, death and the afterlife; Good conduct and key moral principles; expression of religious identity; religion and gender, sexuality, science, secularisation and religious pluralism. This paper also includes a consideration of the dialogues between philosophy of religion, ethics and religion.

Connections: Throughout the course students will be encouraged to develop their understanding of the connections between the two units.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for level 3 academic study apply. A grade 5 in English is also required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carre's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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