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Philosophy and Ethics A Level at St Andrew's Catholic School

Course description

Year 12

Philosophy of Religion :

  • Ancient Philosophical Influences;
  • Soul, Mind and Body;
  • Life after Death;
  • Religious Experience;
  • Existence of God and Challenges to Belief

Ethics :

  • Normative Ethical Theories;
  • Applied Ethics and Ethical Language:
  • Key Concepts

Content of Developments in Christian Thought :

  • Human Nature and Purpose of Life;
  • The Self and Immortality;
  • Knowledge and Revelation of God;
  • The Bible;
  • The Nature of Jesus Christ and Presentations of Jesus Christ.

Learners should be able to critically analyse and evaluate all of these views and ideas.

Year 13

Philosophy of Religion :

  • Ancient Philosophical Influences
  • Soul, Mind and Body
  • Life After Death
  • Religious Experience
  • Existence of God
  • Challenges to Belief
  • The Nature of God
  • Religious Language and Twentieth Century Perspectives.

Ethics :

  • Normative Ethical Theories
  • Applied Ethics
  • Ethical Language: Key Concepts
  • Ethical Language
  • Meta-Ethics
  • Significant Ideas and Developments in Ethical Thought.

Developments in Christian Thought :

  • Human Nature and Purpose of Life
  • The Self and Immortality
  • Knowledge and Revelation of God
  • The Bible
  • The Nature of Jesus Christ
  • Presentations of Jesus Christ
  • The Challenges of Secularism
  • Responses to Secularism
  • Pluralism in Theology
  • Pluralism in Society
  • Gender in Society and Gender in Theology.

Entry requirements

A in Religious Studies and B In English Language

Assessment

AS

  • Philosophy of Religion - 33.3% of total AS level. Students are required to answer a 1 hour written paper - 60 marks
  • Religion and Ethics - 33.3% of the total AS marks. Students are required to answer a 1 hour written paper - 60 marks
  • Developments in Religious Thought - 33.3% of the total AS marks. Students are required to answer a 1 hour written paper - 60 marks

A2

  • Philosophy of Religion - 33.3% of the total A Level. Students are required to answer a 2 hour written paper - 120 marks
  • Religious Ethics - 33.3% of the total A Level. Students are required to answer a 2 hour written paper - 120 marks
  • Developments in Religious Thought - 33.3% of the total A Level. Students are required to answer a 2 hour written paper - 120 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Andrew's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 June 2016
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