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Religous Studies (Philosophy & Ethics) A Level at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Religous Studies is about exploring philosophy, religion, ethics and culture. It involves thinking deeply, analysing and evaluating religions and concepts and developing your own worldview. Key skills developed are clear and coherent communication, the ability to understand and represent other perspectives and the ability to present persuasive arguments.

Course content

Lessons are taught in a variety of ways including group work, class discussion and individual research. Students will be required to complete wider reading in order to develop their own knowledge and understanding which will be evidenced in essays completed throughout the year.

A Level Paper 1 Philosophy and Religion

Arguments for the existence of God, The Problem of Evil, Religous experience, God & Ultimate reality, Life after death, Source of wisdom and authority, The challenge from Science, The nature and role of religion, Religous Langauge, Miracles The nature and function of religion

A Level Paper 2 Ethics and Religion

Study of Ethical theories, Issues of human life and death, Issues of animal life and death, The moral principles and Christianity, Religous identity, Religion and sexual identity, religion and religous pluralism, Introduction to meta-ethics, , Freewill and moral responsibility, Conscience, Bentham and Kant 


m and authority

The challenge from science

The nature and role of religion

Religous Language 


Entry requirements

A minimum of a B grade in GCSE religous studies and a minimum of grade 4 in English.

Future opportunities

The subject can be combined with any other AS/A2 level and is a useful qualification for a wide variety of university degree subjects, including English, geography, history, law, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northallerton School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016

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