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Religious Studies A2 level at Malmesbury School

Course description

COMPONENT 1

Section A: Study of a religion

Hinduism*

For which the following content is covered:

  • God/gods/Ultimate Reality.
  • Life after death.
  • The challenge from science.
  • The nature and role of religion.
  • Sources of wisdom and authority.

Section B: Philosophy of religion

  • Arguments for the existence of God.
  • Evil and suffering.
  • Religious experience.
  • Religious language.
  • Miracles.
  • Self and life after death.
  • The nature and function of religion.

Section C: The dialogue between philosophy and religion

How religion is influenced by, and influences, philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied.

COMPONENT 2

Section A: Study of a religion – Hinduism* and Philosophy

For which the following content is covered:

  • Key moral principles.
  • Religious identity.
  • Religion and sexual identity.
  • Religious pluralism.

Section B: Ethics and religion

  • Ethical theories.
  • Issues of human life and death.
  • Issues of animal life and death.
  • Introduction to meta ethics.
  • Free will and moral responsibility.
  • Conscience.
  • Bentham and Kant.

Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion.

How religion is influenced by, and influences, ethical studies in relation to the issues studied.

Course content

Component 1

  • Written exam: 3 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of A-level

Component 2

  • Written exam: 3 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of A-level

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malmesbury School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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