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Religious Studies - RE, Ethics & Philosophy AS Level at Parkside School

Course description

Do you want to study an exciting Religious Studies course where students consider modern ethical dilemmas such as abortion and euthanasia and discuss whether such practices are correct?

Big philosophical questions about life and death are also debated:

Is there a God?

What happens when we die?


Course content


A study of philosophical arguments about the existence of God:

Design - key ideas, strengths and weaknesses

Cosmological- key ideas, strengths and weaknesses

Dawkins - 'The God Delusion

A study of selected problems in the philosophy of religion:

Problems of evil and suffering, different types of
problems and solutions


Entry requirements

You do not need any specific qualification to study this course at A level. You do need to be prepared to have your own views challenged and enjoy thinking

Future opportunities

Religious Studies AS/A2 is valued by employers and Universities.

It is a versatile subject which compliments a very wide range of other courses and can be useful for those interested in careers in the Military, Police Force, Social Sciences, Law, Theology, Psychology, Nursing, Midwifery and Teaching.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 year