Philosophy Ethics & Theology

In every step of your studies and careers you will be involved in decision making whether you lean towards the Sciences or the Arts. Philosophy and Theology enables you to understand your colleague’s and your opponent’s ways of thinking. It helps with skills such as communication, critical thinking, working with others and problem solving. It enables you to be one step ahead of the game. It gives you the advantage.

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Students take components 1a, 2 and 3 of the EDUQAS RS Specification

Philosophy of Religion
Written examination: 2 hours - 33⅓% of qualification

There will be four themes within this component:

  • arguments for the existence of God;
  • challenges to religious belief;
  • religious experience;
  • religious language.

Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.

Religion and Ethics
Written examination: 2 hours - 33⅓% of qualification

There will be four themes within this component:

  • ethical thought;
  • deontological ethics;
  • teleological ethics;
  • determinism and free will.

Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.

A Study of Religion - Christianity
Written examination: 2 hours - 33⅓% of qualification

There will be four themes within each option:

  • religious figures and sacred texts;
  • religious concepts and religious life;
  • significant social and historical developments in religious thought;
  • religious practices and religious identity.


Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.

 

Sixth Form Open Evening - Religious Studies