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A level Philosophy & Ethics at Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The Edexcel A level in RE: Philosophy and Ethics is a four unit course over two years that offers you the opportunity to investigate study and interpret significant philosophical and ethical issues. You will interpret and evaluate religious concepts, ideas, arguments and the views of scholars.

Is this the right course for you? – Yes, if you think you will enjoy exploring the mysteries of human existence, being challenged, testing the views of others, exploring questions that have no answers and looking at issues such as “Does God exist?” and “What happens when we die?”

Course content

 Unit 1 Foundations Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
Externally Examined: 1 Hour 45 mins 3 essay questions
 Unit 2 Investigations The study of Philosophy of Religion
and the Study of Ethics
Externally examined: 1 hour 15 mins 1 essay question
 Unit 3 Developments Philosophy of Religion & Ethics
Externally Examined; 1 hour 45 mins 3 essay questions
 Unit 4 Implications
This is a synoptic unit that focuses on the implications of beliefs
and values for religion and human experience, through the
study of texts produced in an anthology.
Externally examined: 1 hour 15 mins 1 essay question


Entry requirements

C grade in English or English Literature




Future opportunities

If you want to study the subject at university then there are a huge range of courses available to you, including Philosophy, Ethics, Theology, World Religions and Anthropology.

Other related degrees or areas of work favouring Religious Studies Advanced Level include History, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Work and Education

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September