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Religious Studies at Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What course units will I take?

AS Units

Unit 1 – An Introduction to Religious Ethics · Natural Law Situation Ethics Utilitarianism Applied Sexual Ethics Students will study these ethical theories and obtain an understanding of what society’s morals and laws are based upon. Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes (January)

Unit 2 - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion · The Cosmological Argument The Teleological Argument Evil and Suffering Mysticism Students will obtain an understanding of the arguments put forward for and against the existence of God. Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes (June)

A2 Units

Unit 3 – Studies in Philosophy of Religion Is religious faith rational? Is religious language meaningful? Is religious faith compatible with scientific evidence? Are we free beings? Students will obtain a deeper understanding of philosophy. They will also debate the relevance of religion and God within today’s world. Written Examination: 1 hour 45minutes (June)

Unit 4 – Religion and Human experience Life, death and life after death. Students are required to study this unit as a synoptic paper. The unit will be 25% teacher taught, 75% independent study. This unit allows pupils to pull together the skills that they have established throughout the AS/A level course. Written Examination: 1hour 45minutes (June)

Entry requirements

2 Years

Further information

To study Religious Studies at AS/A Level it is helpful, but not essential to have a C or above in either Full or Short Course REP. You will need to have good essay writing skills, an open mind and an interest in how faith can impact on society and a person’s beliefs and practices. Above all else you will need to have a solid work ethic!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September