Religious Studies *FEES PAYABLE* at Clifton College
This is a broad subject requiring a variety of important skills and techniques. The course is designed to enable candidates to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of religion and ethics.
A qualification at GCSE level is not essential but the specification builds on the knowledge and background gained in the study of RS at GCSE. An ability to write essays and a good level of English are also desirable.
The course focuses on two distinct themes:
Religious Ethics focuses upon the nature of morality and moral decision making. Students will consider different arguments concerning the objectivity of moral truth as well as exploring a number of normative ethical systems which attempt to provide answers to contemporary moral issues. Students will become familiar with thinkers such as Aquinas, Bentham, Mill, Kant and Fletcher as well as important challenges to their philosophical arguments.
The New Testament modules begin by considering the historical background to the Synoptic Gospels, focusing upon the Roman occupation of Palestine as well as the influence of religious groups such as the Pharisees, Zealots and Essenes on early Christian thought. In addition to this a critical appraisal of the life of Jesus is undertaken by students, focusing primarily – though not exclusively - on selected material from Mark’s Gospel. In the A2 module the theme of Jesus as teacher and healer is examined in greater detail. The significance of parables and miracles to Jesus’ ministry are also explored and evaluated in some detail.
OCR EXAM BOARD
1. Religious Ethics - 1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of AS, 25% of A Level
1. New Testament: Synoptic Gospels - 1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of AS, 25% of A Level
4. Religious Ethics - 1 hours 30 minutes, 25% of A Level
5. New Testament - 1 hours 30 minutes, 25% of A Level
Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clifton College directly.