Exam Board Entry Requirements Subject Leader
Edexcel Grade 6 at GCSE Mrs S McKenna

This course aims to provide knowledge and critical understanding of ethical concepts and problems where they can be applied; a critical understanding of scriptural exegesis, interpretation and academic application. The course aims to instil academic rigour and enthusiasm for higher level learning.

 

Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion

A study of philosophical issues including religious experience and the nature of evil and suffering, religious language and the development of thought from selected philosophers.

 

Paper 2: Religion and Ethics

Significant concepts in ethical issues and common debates such as medical ethics and war. Ethical theory such as Utilitarianism and Situation Ethics. Comparative study of ethical scholars.

 

Paper 3: New Testament Studies

Context and interpretation of John's Gospel. Texts and interpretation of the person of Jesus, purpose and authorship of the Gospel and historical challenges to faith posed by history and science.

 

Assessment

This A-Level is assessed by three 2 hour examinations at the end of Year 13.

 

Progression into Higher Education/Vocational Destinations

The nature of this study relates well to all subject areas. It fosters the ability to analyse, investigate and debate real areas of ethical and scriptural conflict. Students are then able to display critical thinking and objective thought in detailed essays. All of these skills are necessary in undertaking degree courses and that is why it is so highly valued in top universities.