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A level philosophy of religion and ethics develops your skills in critical analysis of the influence of beliefs and theories, textual interpretation of the Bible and evaluating the success of ethical and philosophical theories.  Your teachers will ensure you are fully prepared for your examination in both technique and thorough knowledge of the content.  The department will also offer many exciting opportunities to develop your studies, including visits to local universities and places of worship, master class revisions sessions, team research challenges and the chance to lead the RE team in their extra-curricular club for younger students.


Why Choose This?

The transferable skills developed on this course, such as analysis, evaluation and understanding the various influences on human behaviour and thought would benefit any career in public services including the education, health care, journalism, law, civil service, human resources, public relations, law enforcement sectors as well as many others.


Areas of Study & Assessment

Year 12

Component 1: Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Section A: Philosophy of religion

Section B: Ethics and religion


Component 2: Study of Religion and Dialogues

Section A: Study of religion

Section B: The dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion

Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion


The A level in philosophy of religion and ethics is 100% examination assessed so there is no coursework or controlled assessment.

Two written examinations, three hours each at the end of Year 13.

100 marks per paper

Each paper is worth 50% of A-level


What Our Students Say

Ethics and philosophy has increased my knowledge of religion and issues that occur in modern day.  I have enjoyed ethics the most as I have learnt new things about issues such as abortion and embryo research.  This course ties in with my other subjects such as psychology as I became more aware of ethical issues that affect wider subjects.


Studying philosophy of religion and ethics has provided me with knowledge so that I am open minded and open to everyone’s beliefs and opinions.  I have really enjoyed ethics as it relates to situations that are happening right now such as embryo research and the debate over capital punishment.


Studying this course at A level has prepared me for post 18 because it has ignited interest in the subject which I now intend to pursue at university.  I have really enjoyed relating religion, morals and ethics to modern day issues such as abortion.  Philosophy of religion and ethics has also allowed me to approach business from a religious perspective as I understand that ethics within business are heavily influenced by religion.  I have also found looking at sociology from a religious perspective as it has made me consider questions such as “is religion a social construction implemented to control society’s members?


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