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Religious Studies at Ark 6th Form East Sussex

Course description

Religious Studies is a subject that challenges your knowledge of philosophical and ethical approaches. It is different to the study of religion. This subject develops skills of analysis, interpretation and debate. 

Course content

Section 1 7061/1 - Section A: Philosophy of religion Arguments for the existence of God


  • Presentation: Paley’s analogical argument.
  • Criticisms: Hume


  • Presentation: Anselm’s a priori argument.
  • Criticisms: Gaunilo and Kant.


  • Presentation: Aquinas' Way 3. The argument from contingency and necessity.
  • Criticisms: Hume and Russell

Evil and suffering

  • The problem of evil and suffering.

Religious experience

  • The nature of religious experience. Verifying religious experiences

Component 2: Ethics

  • Normative ethical theories Applied Ethics, War, animal experimentation, abortion

Section 2 – 7061/2B Christianity

  • Sources of wisdom and authority
  • God
  • Self, death and afterlife
  • Good conduct and key moral principles
  • Expressions of religious identity

Future opportunities

Students who study this subject have gone onto study or work in PPE, Sociology, Law, Armed service, Fire service, History.

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Last updated date: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 7061/7062