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Religious Philosophy & Ethical Studies AS/A2 at Colyton Grammar School

Course description

Course Aims:The general aims of this course are to develop an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, arigorous study of religious and moral philosophy as a believer or non-believer, whilst treatingthe subject as an academic discipline. Whilst this course develops the skills required atGCSE, its content is very different, focusing on philosophical studies rather than religiousteachings. The course also aims to use an enquiring, critical and empathetic approach to thestudy of moral and religious philosophy. This course aims to acquire a knowledge andunderstanding of major issues and questions arising from moral and religious philosophy, eg Isthere a God? Are our actions determined or do we make free moral choices? Therelationship between these philosophies and other specified aspects of human experience, egpsychological and medical decisions, are explored.This course aims to develop skills in investigation and analysis. It also develops skills ininterpretation and evaluation of religious concepts, issues, ideas and the relevance ofarguments and views of scholars, eg scholarly views on whether bodily existence is the onlyexistence. This course aims to develop skills in communication, using reasoned argumentssubstantiated by evidence through discussion and written work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colyton Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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