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