Religious Studies

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • You want to study ethics and in particular the Buddhist religion in depth.
  • You want to tackle the greatest philosophical theories and ideas.
  • You will become an enlightened thinker, being able to contribute to the ethical debates of the greatest minds.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Buddhism in depth, philosophy of religion (including the arguments for the existence of God) and religious ethics (including natural law and utilitarianism).

Year 2 (A-Level) – Buddhism in further depth, miracles, religious language, meta-ethics and free will and determinism.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – three exams

Year 2 (A-Level) – three two-hour exams

 

PROGRESSION

Students go on to university and a variety of careers including teaching, social work, public services, caring professions and jobs within the private sector.