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Religious StudiesPhilosophy and Ethics at The Broxbourne School

Course description

We will be following the OCR Religious Studies course of which Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics are selected
In Year 12 students study the following two units:
1. Philosophy of Religion 1
An introduction to Greek philosophy and the concepts of God. Arguments for and against the existence of God,
including the problem of evil and the challenges of science to religious beliefs.
2. Religious Ethics 1
An introduction to ethics, how do we decide what is right or wrong? Various ethical theories and how they could
be applied to issues surrounding medical ethics and war and peace.
In Year 13 students develop their subject skills with a further study of the following units which have a direct correlation
with those studied in Year 12.
1. Philosophy of Religion 2
What do we mean by the soul? What do people believe about life after death? What do people mean when they
say that they’ve had a religious experience and can miracles really happen? How do we use language in
philosophy and theology?
2. Religious Ethics 2
Freewill and determinism: are our decisions determined or made freely? What is a conscience? Issues
surrounding environmental and business ethics, sex and relationships. What it is to be virtuous? What is the
meaning of ethical language?

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years