Religious Studies (Philosophy & Ethics) – A level

This course is about asking big questions and looking at a range of responses:

  • What is real?
  • Is there a God?
  • What about suffering?
  • Is there a right way to live?
  • Can only the end justify the means?
  • Are certain actions always wrong?

In AS Philosophy we look at the ideas of Plato and Aristotle and the arguments for and against the existence of God. In AS Ethics we study a range of ethical theories and apply them to medical ethics, for example genetic engineering and euthanasia.

In A2 Philosophy we focus on topics including life after death, religious language and miracles, whilst in Ethics we examine aspects such as free will and determinism, conscience and environmental and sexual ethics.