KS5

KS5

A-Level Religious Studies

 

Students study the AQA syllabus for Religious Studies comprising two units: Christianity and the Philosophy  of Religion and Ethics and the Study of Christianity and Dialogues.

 

Component 1

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Section A: Philosophy of religion

·  Arguments for the existence of God

·  Evil and suffering

·  Religious experience

·  Religious language

·  Miracles

·  Self and life after death.

 

Section B: Ethics and religion

·  Ethical theories

·  Issues of human life and death

·  Issues of animal life and death

·  Introduction to meta ethics

·  Free will and moral responsibility

·  Conscience

·  Bentham and Kant.

 

Component 2 Study of Religion and Dialogues

Section A: Study of Christianity

          ·  Sources of wisdom and authority God/gods/ultimate reality

          ·  Self, death and the afterlife

          ·  Good conduct and key moral principles

          ·  Expression of religious identity

          ·  Religion, gender and sexuality

          ·  Religion and science

          ·  Religion and secularisation

          ·  Religion and religious pluralism.

 

Section B: The dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion.

          ·  How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on philosophy of religion in relation to the

             issues studied.

 

Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion.

          ·  How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on ethical studies in relation to the issues

             studied.

 

Each component has a written exam of 3 hours.

 

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