Philosophy, Religion and Ethics Alevel (See Option Blocks on our website)

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ND5
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course is based on three components

 

Components

Themes

Percentage

Assessment

1. A Study of Religion: Christianity (Option A)

Religious figures and sacred texts

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Religious concepts and religious life

Significant social and historical developments in religious thought

Religious practices and religious identity

2. Philosophy of Religion

Arguments for the existence of God

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Challenges to religious belief

Religious experience

Religious language

3. Religion and Ethics

Ethical thought

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Deontological ethics

Teleological ethics

Determinism and free will

 

Details

The course is based on three components

 

Components

Themes

Percentage

Assessment

1. A Study of Religion: Christianity (Option A)

Religious figures and sacred texts

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Religious concepts and religious life

Significant social and historical developments in religious thought

Religious practices and religious identity

2. Philosophy of Religion

Arguments for the existence of God

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Challenges to religious belief

Religious experience

Religious language

3. Religion and Ethics

Ethical thought

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Deontological ethics

Teleological ethics

Determinism and free will

 

How will it be delivered?

What will I learn and how will I be assessed?

 

The course is based on three components

 

Components

Themes

Percentage

Assessment

1. A Study of Religion: Christianity (Option A)

Religious figures and sacred texts

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Religious concepts and religious life

Significant social and historical developments in religious thought

Religious practices and religious identity

2. Philosophy of Religion

Arguments for the existence of God

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Challenges to religious belief

Religious experience

Religious language

3. Religion and Ethics

Ethical thought

33.3%

2 hour exam

2 essay style questions made up of 2 parts

(some choice)

Entry requirements

Where students have studied Religious Studies before, they need to have achieved a Grade 4 at GCSE. Where Students have not studied Religious Studies at GCSE a grade 4 in English as well as good literacy skills are necessary. Most importantly student

Your next steps...

What about Universities - how do they view Religious Studies?

 

Universities are very keen on students who have Religious Studies A Level because: -

  • 25% of Oxford entrants have studied philosophy, ethics and religion

  • Of the range of skills you learn (analysis, evaluation, essay writing, debating, presenting, hypothesising and criticising.)

  • Of the topics covered e.g. morality, science, philosophy, psychology, logic, freedom, feminism, atheism, pluralism and the meaning of life.

     

    Which degree subjects is it particularly useful for?

    With the skills you will develop on the course a whole range of subjects will be open to you including; Theology, Religious Studies, Law, Medicine, Bio-medical Sciences, Politics, Sociology, History, Psychology, English.