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.
Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
Section A: Philosophy of religion
- Arguments for the existence of God
- Evil and suffering
- Religious experience
- Religious language
- 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
- Bentham and Kant
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 three hours.