Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) A level at Kings Langley School
A course that familiarises students with the necessary skills and approaches to understand Philosophy and Ethics at a higher level.
Philosophy of religion
- ancient philosophical influences
- arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
- the nature and impact of religious experience
- the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil the nature of the soul, mind and body
- the possibility of life after death
- ideas about the nature of God
- issues in religious language
Religion and ethics
- normative ethical theories
- the application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance
- ethical language and thought: debates surrounding the significant ideas of conscience and free will the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs and the philosophy of religion
Developments in religious thought
- religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world
- sources of religious wisdom and authority
- practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within a tradition significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought key themes related to the relationship between religion and society.
English GCSE/RS GCSE at least at grade C.
Philosophy of religion - 2 hour written paper 33.3% of total A Level
Religion and ethics – 2 hour written paper 33.3% of total A Level
Developments in religious thought – 2 hour written paper 33.3% of total A Level
Students who take RE at A level go on to choose a wide variety of areas to study at Degree level or pursue as a career. Common options include; Philosophy, PPE, Sociology, Law, Medicine, Psychology, Criminology, History, Economics/Business, Art, Sport, Science, English, Theatre Studies/Media, Mathematics, Sciences, Geography and Languages.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kings Langley School directly.