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Religious Studies with Philosophy & Ethics (AS / A Level) at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course offers an academic approach to the study of Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. It is accessible to students of any religious persuasion or none. It will encourage students to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of morality within religious and secular systems of belief. Course participants will learn about various religious and philosophical concepts and will have the opportunity to discuss life issues within a modern context sharing their own unique experiences and ideas.

Course content

AS- Religion and Ethics 1: Utilitarianism Situation Ethics Religious teaching on the nature and value of human life Abortion and euthanasia Religion and Ethics 2: Kant’s theory of Ethics Natural Law and Ethics Religious Views of the created world Environment, local and worldwide A2 Unit 3A Religion and Ethics: Libertarianism Virtue Ethics Religious Views on sexual behaviour and human relationships Science and Technology Unit 4a Religion and Human Experience: Life, death and beyond

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE’s at grade C or above including English and Maths. You also need to have achieved at least one GCSE grade B. Also subject to a QCA score. If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.


Two exams in AS (one for each module studied) Two exams in A2 (one for each module studied)

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Students who take this ‘A’ level often progress to a degree in subjects such as religious studies, Theology,Philosophy, Law, Sociology and Social Sciences. It is also a useful subject for those considering a career in teaching or journalism

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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