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Religious Studies A Level at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

If you enjoy:
- Discussion and debate
- Independent study and research
- Essay writing
- Doing presentations
- Group work
then this A Level is perfect for you

Course content

You will be studying philosophy of religion and ethics and the study of religion.

Philosophy of Religion and ethics: you will look at a range of topics including:
- The existence of God,
- Religious experience and language
- The afterlife
- Evil and suffering
- Situation ethics
- Utilitarianism
- Kant
- Natural Moral Law
- Medical ethics

The study of religion: you will look at a range of topics including:
- Sources of wisdom and authority
- Good conduct and key moral principles
- Religion, gender and sexuality,
- Religion and secularisation

Entry requirements

 5 good GCSEs with 5 in En PLUS


AS Level – A 2 hour philosophy and ethics paper and a 1 hour religion paper
A Level – you will be assessed by two 3 hour exams.

Future opportunities

Religious Studies develops skills of writing analysis and expression. It is on a level that has considerable value for many professions such as law, journalism and politics.

Further information

Technically Religious Studies is not just a ‘subject’ but really a ‘field of study.’ This means it’s an area that is studied from a number of different perspectives and so requires those who study it to be familiar with a wide range of academic skills. To study religion could mean that you will develop skills from a variety of subjects such as history, sociology, anthropology, theology, philosophy, science, and psychology. Each subject has a unique way of studying religion, offers a very different perspective and so brings new knowledge and understanding about this enormous aspect of human life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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