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
At A1 you will be introduced to a number of themes which provide a broad
introduction into the study of religion. A1 has two units:
- Unit 1 is called Foundations and currently you will study two topics:
Philosophy of Religion and New Testament studies.
- Unit 2 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
A2 also comprises two units:
- Unit 3 is called Developments and you will study two topics: Philosophy of
Religion and the New Testament.
- Unit 4 is called Implications – you will consider three set texts and
their implications for the consequences of holding certain opinions, views or
beliefs, including your 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