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Philosophy and Ethics A level at Shoreham Academy

Course description

AS Philosophy of Religion

  • Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion
  • Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion
  • Traditional arguments for the existence of God
  • Challenges to religious belief

AS Religious Ethics

  • Ethical theories
  • Applied ethics topics

No prior knowledge of the subject is required. The specifications build on, but do not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE Religious Studies.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have attained communication and literacy skills at a level equivalent to GCSE Grade C in English.


AS Philosophy of Religion

  • 50% of the total AS GCE marks: 1.5 h written paper, 70 marks
  • Candidates are required to answer two two-part essay questions from a choice of four
  • Topics and themes in philosophy of religion

AS Religious Ethics

  • 50% of the total AS GCE marks: 1.5 h written paper, 70 marks

These qualifications are shown on a certificate as:

  • OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Religious Studies
  • OCR Advanced GCE in Religious Studies

Future opportunities

This course prepares you for life and gives you the skills you will need to make the decisions that every adult faces. It is, therefore, relevant to a wide range of careers, including; Journalist, Lawyer/Solicitor, Social Worker, Teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoreham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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