Religion, Ethics and Philosophy

Subject Intent: Why Religion, Ethics and 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?

Study of Religion (Christianity) – religious figures and sacred texts, religious concepts, social and historical developments in religious thought e.g. attitudes to wealth and poverty and religious practices

Religion and Ethics – religious and secular ethical theories about what makes actions moral or immoral, ethical theories applied to moral issues e.g. animal testing for medical research, debates about free will and determinism

Philosophy of Religion – Arguments for the existence of God, challenges to religious belief including the problem of evil and psychological challenges from Freud and Jung, religious experiences and religious language

What are the entry requirements?

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