Religion, Ethics & Philosophy

Why Religion, Ethics & Philosophy?

Studying Religion, Ethics and Philosophy challenges students to think about deep and controversial questions. It incorporates three key areas of study: theology, philosophy and social sciences and is designed to inspire students to reflect on what it means to be humans and evaluate and reflect on the impact of beliefs on lifestyles. Students are encouraged to develop open minds that are analytical and evaluative, giving them the essential skills that are critical in large variety of careers.

What will I study?

Year 12

Philosophy of Religion -arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, gods or ultimate reality. Challenges to religious belief such as the problems of evil and suffering.

Ethics – Theories of ethics and moral behaviour, application of theory to ethical issues and ethical language.

Christianity – religious figures, concepts, practices and life.

Year 13

Philosophy of Religion – Comparisons between the ideas of different scholars and developments in the way these ideas are applied to issues of religion and belief.

Ethics – Ethical language and thoughts, ethical theories, free will and determinism.

Christianity – Religious figures and sacred texts, religious concepts and life, significant social and historical developments in religious thought and Christian practices.

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.