Religious Studies (Philosophy of Religion & Ethics) A-Level at Hereford Cathedral School
This subject helps you think - to reach your own conclusions and formulate your own philosophy of life. You will be able to express yourself clearly and articulately both in discussions and on paper with the benefit of ideas from great thinkers of the past and present. It teaches you how to analyse other people’s arguments and it develops vital intellectual skills for critical inquiry and dialogue that will last for life. It makes you consider all kinds of contemporary debates in medical and sexual ethics as well as developing a deeper awareness of religion.
AS: introductions to ethics and philosophy of religion
A2: further studies in ethics and a synoptic essay
GCSE Religious Studies is useful but not an essential requirement. A willingness to engage in discussion, wider reading and expressing your ideas is very important.
Students have gone on to study Theology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, PPE and Law at university or have combined philosophy with other subjects in their degree course. Students have found the ethics invaluable in their medical training.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Cathedral School directly.