Humanities (Religious Studies) A Level at Titus Salt School
Students in Year 12 will begin following the new EDUQAS Religious Studies specification. This consists of 3 components: the Study of Islam, Philosophy, and Ethics. In Component 1, students will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Islam, as well as issues affecting the tradition in contemporary society. In Component 2, students will study a variety of philosophical problems and responses to these problems including the Problem of Evil, if God’s existence can be proven, and whether God can be meaningfully experienced. In Component 3, students will study a variety of teleological and deontological ethical approaches such as Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics and Divine Command Theory. Also as part of Component 3, students will apply theories to a number of contemporary ethical issues including homosexuality, abortion and weapons of mass destruction. Students in Year 13 will follow the current AQA Specification composing of two topics: ‘Philosophy of Religion’ and ‘Life, Death and Beyond.’ ‘Philosophy of Religion’ involves in depth study of philosophical problems such as whether religious language can hold meaning, the problem of evil, and the relationship between body, soul and personal identity. ‘Life, Death and Beyond’ is an in depth examination of ideas linked to life, death, the afterlife, and eschatology. Within this topic, students are encouraged to create links between new examples and their prior learning from throughout the A level RS course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Titus Salt School directly.