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Religion, Ethics and Philosophy A-Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

'Abortion is murder' – is it? 'Internet pornography is immoral' - is it? 'Extreme religious ideas are dangerous' - are they?

Course content

Year 1

Ethics 1: We study a range of ethical theories such as Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, the Nature and Value of Human Life and in depth ethical questions raised by Abortion and Euthanasia. 
Philosophy of Religion: We study the cosmological argument, whether religious experience proves that God exists, the rise of atheism and the 'death of God' and whether the idea of a God has been explained away by psychology.

Year 2

Ethics 2: We build upon the ethical ideas and question whether we have free will or if all our actions determined.
Religious Fundamentalism: We look at the origins of religious fundamentalism and in the world today. We compare and contrast the Taliban and the Amish.


Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE English language; the ability to enquire, think critically, reflect and evaluate to construct an argument; the ability to reflect on and develop own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning.


Exam for each module 
No coursework

Future opportunities


Religious studies; theology; philosophy; law; journalism; sociology and the social sciences; medicine; nursing and teaching.


Solicitor; doctor; journalism; teaching; youth work; police; counselling; armed forces; social work and law.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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