Accessibility links

Philosophy and Ethics (Religious Studies) AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

Religious Studies draws its content from a range of diff erent religions and beliefs and from a more philosophical and ethical approach to religion. It is designed to develop an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, rigorous study in religion and involves a lot of debate and argument. This course makes a signifi cant contribution to enhancing the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education of students.

There is an opportunity during this course to take part on a 3-day Residential where the students undertake a combination of team-building activities and academic studies, at an approximate cost of £165.

Course content

Philosophy of Religion

  • Philosophical issues and questions
  • Nature and influence of religious experience
  • Problems of evil and suffering
  • Philosophical language
  • Works of scholars
  • Influence of developments in religious beliefs

Religion and Ethics

  • A study of 3 ethical theories
  • Application of ethical theories
  • Ethical language
  • Deontology
  • Medical ethics
  • Virtue ethics

Study of Religion

  • This is likely to be either an in-depth study of Christianity or New Testament studies

Entry requirements

Students do not need to have studied Religious Studies at GCSE level in order to take this AS or A2 course. It would, however, be beneficial to have gained Grade C or higher in GCSE English.

Assessment

AS Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion which will be assessed by written examination (1 hour) 33%

AS Paper 2: Religion and Ethics which will be assessed by written examination (1 hour) 33%

AS Paper 3: Study of Religion, assessed by written examination (1 hour) 33%

AS2 Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion which will be assessed by written examination (2 hour) 33%

AS2 Paper 2: Religion and Ethics which will be assessed by written examination (2 hour) 33%

AS2 Paper 3: Study of Religion, assessed by written examination (2 hour) 33%

Future opportunities

Students taking this course will find it to be a highly regarded and valued subject for entry into Higher Education or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

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

Venues