Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Qualification: 
A Level
Level: 
3

Exam Board: OCR

Duration: 
2 years

Course Content:

Philosophy of Religion

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • The soul, mind and body
  • Arguments about the existence of God
  • Evil

Ethics

  • Normative Ethical theories
  • Applied ethics

Developments in Religious Thought

  • Buddhist beliefs, practices and values.
  • Social and Political developments
  • Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics.

Assessment:

100% exams.

3 exam papers; Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Religious thought.

Studying at Alton College:

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at Alton College is an exciting programme of study. Lessons are varied and are designed to introduce students to new and alternative ways of thinking about learning. 

There are a number of trips throughout the year including Philosophy taster days at the University of Oxford and University of Southampton. Students can participate in the Philosophy Society and Debating; there are also opportunities to participate in essay competitions.  

Entry requirements:

At least Grade 6 for GCSE English and an enquiring mind.  

Course costs:

Purchase of textbooks: c. £50 over two years

Optional trips from £10 each

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics works well with:

History
English
Maths
Physics
Law
Politics
Psychology