Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics

Why study Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics?

In Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics we tackle questions that other subjects assume they know the answers to, or simply prefer to ignore! This is an academic subject well received by universities because it teaches critical thinking, the ability to construct and analyse arguments, to reflect on with morality and view issues with an open mind. It also gives you a rounded and mature outlook on important life topics. As well as this, you will study the beliefs and practices found within the Buddhist faith. It’s a good addition to any A Level programme, and can lead to a wide range of degree courses.

What will I study?

Across the two years, you will study three equally weighted units: Philosophy of Religion, Ethical Theories and Buddhist Beliefs and Practices. In Year Two, you’ll look more deeply into some of the issues you studied in Year One, analyse arguments for God’s existence and explore religious experiences and ethical issues.

How will I be assessed?

There is no coursework. All examinations will be at the end of the Second Year.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

If you have taken this subject at GCSE you should have grade 4 or higher or equivalent qualifications.

What Havant adds to this

You’ll attend talks and lectures from visiting speakers, including lecturers from the University of Chichester and the University of Southampton and also other speakers such as ministers who you can question with content from the course.

Your destinations with this course

Related degrees which students have gone on to study include religious studies, theology, religion, philosophy and ethics, religious studies with qualified teacher status (secondary teaching) and religious and theological studies.


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