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A-Level Religious Studies – Philosophy and Ethics
A Level Religious Studies – Philosophy and Ethics
Method of Assessment: Examination – 100%
Over the two years, students will study Islam with Quranic text, wisdom sources, traditions and teachings.
Students will be studying philosophical and ethical questions which will help them to critically analyse the religion. Students will study Islam primarily but this does not mean that other religions will not be discussed. Religious studies is a thought provoking subject and the contemporary themes will help to inspire engaging classroom discussion.
The course is 100% examination with the students sitting 3 examinations; one in the Philosophy of Religion, one in Ethics and one in Islam.
Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion 33.3%
In depth study of Philosophical issues and questions;. The following topics will be studied throughout AS and A2.
Life after death
Sources of wisdom and authority
Arguments for the existence of God
Evil and suffering
Unit 2: Ethics 33.3%
In depth study of how ethical theory has underpinned Christian teachings. The following topics will be studied throughout AS and A2.
Natural Moral Law
Unit 2: Study of Religion- Islam 33.3%
The origins and features of the differences between the teachings of Sunni and Shi’a Muslims after the death of the Prophet Muhammad
The significance of the martyrdom of Hussain in Shi’a history
The development of the rise in Sufism in Islam
The relationship between Islam and science
Comparative study of Jihad with the work of the scholars
Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in Religious Studies.
Reading Materials / Resources:
The Puzzle of Ethics – Peter Vardy
The Puzzle of God – Peter Vardy
Sophie’s world – Jostein Gaarder
Literature is a well-respected degree with many employers. It can lead to a gateway of opportunities including:
Philosophy and Ethics gives excellent transferrable skills, including comparison, analysis and reasoning which are recognised by UCAS and beyond.
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