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Philosophy and Ethics A Level at Consett Academy

Course description

Religious Studies at A Level is an interesting and stimulating course suitable for a diverse range of students. It is appropriate for anyone who has an enquiring mind, enjoys analysing situations and thinking critically.

The course gives students the opportunity to develop their interest and enjoyment of philosophy and ethics, develop skills of analysis, evaluation and presentation.

Religious Studies provides a firm foundation for skills needed in Higher Education.

It will enable students to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion as well as encouraging them to reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning.

Course content

The Religious Studies A Level is divided into three key areas.

Philosophy of Religion will focus on the big questions in life surrounding existence, evil and suffering and the unknown.

Ethics will look at the theories behind the decisions we make.

Developments in religious thoughts which examines the practices and beliefs of religions.

Entry requirements

In order to be successful in Religious Studies A Level you will need to have 5 A*-B grades at GCSE with a B in English.

You must also have an enquiring mind and be prepared to offer reasoned opinions and evaluate yours and others philosophical concepts.

Future opportunities

The course will provide a firm foundation for any Higher Education course, equipping you with the skills necessary to effectively evaluate and analyse information.

If you are interested in developing this topic further there are several degrees ranging from Philosophy to Theology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Consett Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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