Ethics, Philosophy and Religion at Elliott Hudson College
The Ethics, Philosophy and Religion A-level will enable students to develop a deeper understanding of answers to key ethical, philosophical and religious questions. It will cover a range of issues which have been debated throughout history, and which are still relevant today. The A level course involves the study of three modules from the OCR Religious Studies course.
- Ancient philosophical influences on the philosophy of religion, including Aristotle and Plato
- The nature of the soul, mind and body
- 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
- Ideas about the nature of God
- Issues in religious language.
- Normative ethical theories – theories which attempt to set rules for what is right and what is wrong, e.g. Utilitarianism and Natural Law
- The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance – euthanasia and business ethics
- Ethical language and thought
- Debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience
- Sexual ethics and the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs.
- Beliefs about human nature
- Death and the Afterlife
- Beliefs about God and Jesus
- Christian morality and ethics
- Religious pluralism – how Christians respond to other religions
- Liberation Theology and Marx.
Attain 5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).
If a student is applying for an A Level course that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would attain at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.
Each of the three components will be assessed through a 2 hour exam paper at the end of the second year. Each component is worth 33.3% of the total marks for A Level.
Elliott Hudson College will not charge fees for tuition or examination entry (except for re-sits, where attendance is unsatisfactory or coursework is incomplete). There are no charges for course materials, although students are expected to provide their own stationery and any specialist clothing /equipment. Course books may be bought from subject teachers however subjects will also loan textbooks to students in return for a deposit. In the case of field trips, a contribution from the student to cover board and lodging, but excluding tuition and travel, will be expected. Some optional activities (e.g. enrichment, theatre trips, exchange visits, etc.) may have an associated cost; this will be notified in advance of the event.
Some applicants might not be supported by government funding for education (e.g. non-UK or EU passport holders recently arrived in the area): in these cases we do reserve the right to charge full fees for the course.
If your family is on a low income or you encounter any financial difficulties in special circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the college’s Student Bursary Fund
Detailed information about Elliott Hudson College can be found on the college’s website www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.uk.
How to apply
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