AS/A2 Religious Studies - Philosophy & Ethics at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy - Trinity Sixth Form
Lessons allow for opportunity to discuss and critically analyse key philosophical and ethical debates that have intrigued man for thousands of years.
Regular essays are set to help all students to stay on target and detailed feedback is given.
Access to a wide range of academic texts and up to date A Level journals and magazines.
Philosophy of Religion:
- Philosopical arguments for the existence of God including design, cosmological and ontological arguments.
- The problem of evil and suffering
- Religious Experience
- Ethical theories includng Utilitarianism, Natural Moral Law and Situation ehics.
- Ethical concepts surrounding the environment and equality
- Applied Ethics including war and secual ethics.
Exam essay on the sanctity of life
New Testament Studies:
- Social Historical and religious context of the New Testament
- Interpretations on the person of Jesus looking at the "I am" sayings and John's prologue
- Issues surrounding the NT text and interpretation looking at source, form and redaction criticism
The above issues are then revisited in year 13 as well as looking at :
Philosophy of Religion
- Anthology, Religious Language and Life after Death
- Anthology, ethical language and theories and medical ethics
New Testament Studies
- Anthology, resurrection accounts and contemporary Biblical issues
Grade B in Religious Studies or Grade B in English Literature or History (essay writing subject) is acceptable.
In year 12 there are 3 one hour exams. This assesses content from Philosophy, Ethics and New Testament studies.
In year 13 there are 3 two hour exams. This assesses content from Philosophy, Ethics and New Testament Studies.
Employers and institutions of Higher Eduction recognise A Level Religious Studies as a challenging and worthwile academic subject in its own right and a suitable springboard to a wide range of degree courses and careers - e.g lawyers, teachers, doctors etc.
Philosphy & Ethics is a course that proves that you can think and write. It is very well-regarded by universities and employers. It is on Cambridge University's list of preferred subjects. It is ideal for people considering any written-based subject at university or careers in law, teaching and anything where good written work is important.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy - Trinity Sixth Form directly.