Why Study Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies?
This A level will enable you to develop insights into areas of knowledge, belief and thought central to an understanding of the modern world. Through a study of philosophy, ethics and the world's major religions, you will be equipped with a range of knowledge and skills which help them to make sense of contemporary events.
At AS you will be introduced to a number of themes which provide a broad introduction into the study of religion. The AS course has two units, the first is called Foundations and currently you will study two topics: Philosophy of Religion and New Testament studies. The second unit is called Investigations and allows you the scope to develop your own ideas on one topic; you only need to answer one question on this paper.
At A2 you will also complete two units. For unit 3 - Developments - you will study two topics:Philosophy of Religion and the New Testament. And in Unit 4 -Implications - you will consider three set texts and their implications for the consequences of holding certain options, views or beliefs, including you own; how a particular belief or value could affect other people, either for good or ill; how other people's lives might be affected if a certain belief were widely held or a certain value widely applied.
To be considered for entry onto our A Level courses you should have:
Three Grade 5s (Bs) plus two Grade 4s (Cs) including Grade 4s in English Language and Maths plus a high average GCSE point score and any individual subject requirements.
This A-Level encourages you to develop the critical and evaluative skills which will enable you to go on to Higher Education to study a wide range of courses, including Theology, Philosophy, Law, Sociology and the Social Sciences.