Religious Studies (Philosophy & Ethics) – A Level

The linear Religious Studies course will be a third ethics, a third philosophy and a third developments in religious thought.

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

  • What is real?
  • Is there a God?
  • Is there a right way to live?
  • Are certain actions always wrong?
  • Who was Jesus?
  • What role does religion play in a multi-faith and often secular society?

In philosophy we look at the work of Plato and Aristotle, arguments for the existence of God and thinking about human nature – the mind body debate. In ethics we look at different ways of taking ethical decisions and how these apply in areas such as sexuality, business and euthanasia. In developments in religious thought we look at themes such as: human nature, the purpose of life, the self and immortality and Feminism and faith.