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Religious Studies AS/A2 at Ilford County High School

Course description

Topics studied include:

AS Philosophy of Religion Ancient Greek influences on religious philosophy, Plato: the analogy of the cave, the concept of the forms; the form of the good; aristotle: ideas about casue and purpose in relation to God.

AS Religious Ethics Ethical Theories: Natural Law, kantian ethics, utilitarianism, religious ethics - a study of the ethics of the religion chosen by the candidate.

A2 Philosophy of Religion: Religious language; religious experience; experience and religion; miracle - a study of how God might interact with humanity, by looking at the concept of miracle; attributes and the nature of God; life and death; the soul.

A2 Religious ethics: Ethical topics and theories: meta-ethics; ethical topics and theories: Free will and determinism; ethical topics and theories: nature and role of the conscience; ethical topics and theories: Virtue ethics.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs grades A*-B

Future opportunities

Religious studies is suitable for a number of fields that are not directly related to the subject. Studying the philosophy of religion and ethics is likely to broaden your compassion and interpersonal understanding, meaning you may be well suited to jobs working with people or communities. Other areas may include:

Social services, law, journalism, publishing, marketing, advertising, PR.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilford County High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years