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Religious Studies (Philosophy, Ethics & Religion) A Level at WQE

Course description

This course in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion explores the really big questions about our existence, such as:

  • Is there a God?
  • How did the universe come about?
  • Does evolution disprove the existence of God?
  • Why is there so much evil and suffering?
  • Is religious belief explained by Psychology?
  • Is there evidence of an afterlife?
  • Are there supernatural miracles?
  • What determines right from wrong?
  • Can killing ever be justified?
  • Is it right to experiment on animals?
  • Do we have free will?

In addition, this course involves an in-depth study of the religion of Buddhism. There are four themes within the study of Buddhism: religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts and religious life; significant social and historical developments in religious thought; religious practices and religious identity.

This course is designed to encourage you to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of philosophical problems and religion. You are expected to develop your own values, opinions and attitudes in light of your studies. This is a subject which appeals to students who enjoy reading and thinking, are keen to explore debates and arguments and who find it exciting to challenge everyday assumptions about existence and reality!

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements a minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English Language is required.


100% exam.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 15 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years