Philosophy & Ethics (Religious Studies)
This A Level develops excellent skills of analysis, evaluation, interpretation, reflection, questioning and understanding through looking at a variety of topics.
|You will cover topics such as philosophical arguments about God’s existence, ethical concepts and dilemmas, modern philosophy of religion, modern moral philosophy, ethical theories that assess human behaviour, sexual ethics and the psychology behind the decisions we make as people.|
|Please refer to the 2017 entry requirements.|
|Two year A Level course.|
A Level – EDEXCEL 9560
Paper one: Philosophy (33.33% of the A Level)
Philosophical issues and questions; the nature and influence of religious experience;
Problems of evil and suffering; Philosophical language; Works of scholars; Influences of
developments in religious belief.
Paper two: Ethics (33.33% of the A Level)
Significant concepts in issues or debates in religion and ethics; A study of three ethical
theories; Application of ethical theories to issues of importance; Ethical language;
Deontology, Virtue Ethics and the works of scholars; Medical ethics: beginning and end of
Paper three: Buddhism (33.33% of the A Level)
Religious beliefs, values and teachings; Sources of wisdom and authority; Practices that
shape and express religious identity; Social and historical developments; Works of
scholars; Religion and society; Primary texts.
|There are a variety of careers that this A Level can help with, including medicine, journalism, Social Work, the services, law, police force, diplomacy, religious vocations and any job involving high levels of human communication, especially with a multi-cultural focus, or if working with people.|
Please note: this A Level is still at the draft stage of the curriculum developments across all subjects. This specification has not yet been confirmed by OFQUAL.