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RELIGIOUS STUDIES at Steyning Grammar School

Course description


  • Unit One: Philosophy introduces students to philosophical and religious thinking using selected teachings from Plato and Aristotle, as well as from ancient Hebrew texts.
  • Unit Two: Ethics introduces ethical theory, and the different approaches to ethical decision making employed by Aquinas, Kant, as well as the thinking of utilitarianism and Divine Command Theory.


  • Unit Three: Philosophy asks the question “What does it mean to be human?” through the study of concepts of body, mind and spirit. It considers ideas concerning life after death; reincarnation, resurrection and disembodied existence.
  • Unit Four: Ethics considers what we mean when we use moral language. It asks the question 'Do we have free will...or are our lives determined?' and discusses the conscience; does it exist, and if it does, what is its nature?

  • Entry requirements

    For AS - GCSE Religious Education (Short Course) grade B. For students who have not studied Religious Education at GCSE, grade ‘B’ in English or a Humanities subject is advisable.
    For A2 - Examination pass at AS level

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years