A Level Philosophy, Religion and Ethics


1. Course details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Religious Studies
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations
Course webpage http://1sw3o542y91y3gypmi37jnvz.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/prospectus_2020-21-printready.pdf
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2021
Cost description 16-19 Bursary Fund available for households with an income under £30000 per annum
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

Religious Studies is a highly regarded academic subject and is accepted by all higher education establishments. There is a host of careers for which the qualification is useful including journalism, medicine, law, education and civil services. Many previous students have gone into occupations where they are working with people.

3. Entry requirements

5 x grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths. Grade 5 in at least two essay based subjects.

4. What you'll learn

What will be studied? The course is taught across 3 components: Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Development. Content from year 1 is continued into year 2, with additional content studied also. Philosophy (Year 1) • Ancient Philosophical Influences • The Nature of The Soul, Mind and Body • The Nature and Impact of Religious Experience • The Challenge for Religious Belief of The Problem of Evil Ethics (Year 1) • Natural Law • Situation Ethics • Kantian Ethics • Utilitarianism • Business Ethics • Euthanasia Christian development (Year 1) • Religious Beliefs, Values and Teachings, their Interconnections and How They Vary Historically and in the Contemporary World • Sources of Religious Wisdom and Authority • Practices Which Shape and Express Religious Identity, and How These Vary Within a Tradition Philosophy (Year 2) • Ideas About the Nature of God • Issues in Religious Language Ethics (Year 2) • Ethical Language and Thought • Debates Surrounding the Significant Idea of Conscience • Sexual Ethics and the Influence on Ethical Thought of Developments in Religious Beliefs Christian Development (Year 2) • Significant Social and Historical Developments in Theology and Religious Thought • Key Themes Related to the Relationship Between Religion and Society

5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

The course is assessed at the end of the second year through 3 exams (Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Ethics, Development in Religious Thought) Weighting: 33.3% per exam Time: 2 hours Marks: 120 marks Answering: 3 out of 4 essays questions

8. Next steps

Religious Studies is a highly regarded academic subject and is accepted by all higher education establishments. There is a host of careers for which the qualification is useful including journalism, medicine, law, education and civil services. Many previous students have gone into occupations where they are working with people.

9. Venue

Name Bluecoat Academy Sixth Form - Aspley Campus
Address Aspley Lane
Aspley
Nottingham
Nottinghamsire
NG8 5GY
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Email post16@bluecoat.uk.com
Phone 0115 9007215
Website http://www.bluecoataspley.co.uk

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