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Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) AS level at Edmonton County School

Course description

Religious Studies is an excellent choice of subject for students who enjoy thinking critically and discussing beliefs and values. Students will develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, the study of religion and its relation to the wider world. This course also encourages students to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach when learning topics within both Religion and Ethics and Religion and Philosophy lessons.

Course content

In AS Religion and Philosophy units you will study either Christianity or Islam, covering God/Gods, Life after death and Sources of wisdom and authority. You will also study arguments for the existence of God, Evil and suffering and Religious experience. In AS Religion and Ethics units you will look at key moral principles, and religious identity of the chosen religion. You will also study Ethical theories, Issues of human life and death and Issues of animal life and death.

Entry requirements

GCSE Religion and Life- Grade B minimum.


The AS course is assessed through two examinations lasting 1 hour 45 minutes, each worth 50% of the AS grade.

Questions are in the format of 15 marks extended writing. 

Future opportunities

The analytical and evaluative skills developed will be highly sought after across a wide range of degree choices and career areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September