RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS (RELIGIOUS STUDIES)
LEVEL: A LEVEL
EXAMINING BOARD: OCR
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY PROGRAMME
PASS RATE: 100% IN 2018
Religion is one of today’s burning questions. How can we live together? What is sacred to us? What are the benefits of a spiritual life? What can the great world religions tell us about living?
On this course you will learn how to write persuasively in an academic context, whilst also learning about complex philosophical and ethical theories and gaining an understanding of different cultures. It is designed for students of any religious persuasion, if any.
Throughout the two years you will cover topics such as:
- Buddhism: ethical theory, philosophy or godless religion?
- Can we reasonably state that God exists?
- Do I have a right to choose to die?
- Is the Universe just right?
- Religion in Contemporary Society
- Do we have a soul?
And much more…
On this course you will have the opportunity to visit Buddhist monasteries, meet religious practitioners as well as taking part in the Theology and Philosophy Society and in a London residential trip.
Students on this course often progress onto professions that involve working with people.
“Lessons are very discussion based which is nice as you can express your own thoughts and opinions as well as hearing everyone else.“
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics A Level Student
Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English Langauge.
Do I need to have a GCSE in Religious Studies to study this course?
It is not essential but it will help if you do have one.
Do I need to be a ‘believer’?
Absolutely not, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics prides itself on its open mindedness.