Accessibility links

Religion with Philosophy A-Level at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This course is suitable for students who are interested in how religion has developed and changed in the modern world.  Students who are also interested in the origins of the earth and the explanations that people give to justify human actions and the meaning of life.  This is a demanding course which demands a good level of essay writing ability.  It will also incorporate other subjects such as History, Psychology and Sociology and English so students taking these courses may find that information can overlap between the subjects.

Course content

This course is designed for students who are looking to gain an insight into the way people think about life and its meaning.  There are four units that students will study over the two year course.  Three units focus on Religion, Ethics and Contemporary society and one which focuses on Religion and Philosophy.


AS level

  • Unit A Religion and Ethics – Utilitarianism and the Hedonic Calculus, Situation Ethics and abortion and euthanasia.
  • Unit C Philosophy of Religion - Two of the following topics. The Cosmological Argument, Religious Experience and Atheism and Postmodernism.


A2 level

  • Unit 3A Religion and Ethics 2 - Religious views on sexual behaviour and human relationships and science and technology.
  • Unit 4B Religion and fundamentalism – Challenges posed by the practice of religion today, attitudes towards sexual behaviour, marriage and the family.  Two fundamental organisations including their origins, how they react to modernism, women, war and science.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Religious Studies and English.  Some background knowledge in philosophy would be beneficial.

Future opportunities

This course could lead onto a degree in Religious Studies, Philosophy, Theology, History, Sociology and Psychology.  It is also a desirable qualification for many professions especially those who require critical thinking.  Careers could include Teaching, Politics, Social Work, Policing and Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September