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AS & A Level Philosophy and Ethics at Cleeve Park School

Course description

AS: The AS Level is made up of 3 components:

  1. Philosophy of religion including the following topics:
  • Ancient philosophical influences
  • Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
  • The nature and impact of religious experience
  • The challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil
  • The nature of the soul, mind and body
  • The possibility of life after death
  1. Religion and ethics including the following topics:
  • Normative ethical theories
  • The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance
  • Ethical language and thought

 

  1. Developments in religious thought:

These questions will be focussed on an in-depth study of one of the major world religions, Christianity:

  • Religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world
  • Sources of religious wisdom and authority
  • Practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within a tradition
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For assessment each paper is equally weighted and each is examined in a separate examination paper.

A2: The A’ Level is made up of 3 components:

  1. Philosophy of Religion
  • ancient philosophical influences
  • arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
  • the nature and impact of religious experience
  • the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil
  • the nature of the soul, mind and body
  • the possibility of life after death
  • ideas about the nature of God
  • issues in religious language
  1. Religious Ethics
  • normative ethical theories
  • the application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance
  • ethical language and thought:
  • debates surrounding the significant ideas of conscience and free will
  • the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs and the philosophy of religion
  1. Developments in Religious Thought:
  • These questions will be focussed on an in-depth study of one of the major world religions, Christianity.
  • religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world
  • sources of religious wisdom and authority
  • practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within a tradition
  • significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought
  • key themes related to the relationship between religion and society

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Religious Studies GCSE
 

Assessment

AS: 3 Exams (One for each topic area)

A2: 3 Exams (One for each topic area)

Each exam is worth 33.3% of total grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cleeve Park School directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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