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Religious Studies

Specification OCR A Level Religious Studies (H573)
Contact Mrs S Priory (Curriculum leader: Religious Studies)
Entry Requirements It is not necessary to have studied the subject at GCSE Level. A grade 6 or above at GCSE English Language indicates that you will cope with the essay-based nature of the course. 

 

Is this course for me?

This course will suit anyone with a keen interest and understanding of diverse philosophical and ethical viewpoints. Those of you who like to analyse and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of ideas will find the course suits you well.

Where can it take me?

Students gain critical and evaluative skills sought by higher education and employers – particularly in law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration and the media.

What do current students think?

  • “I find RS a fun and enjoyable subject, what we learn helps us to understand different people’s views and opinions.”
  • “Philosophy and Ethics gives you the chance to explore different ideas about the world around you.”

 

A Level Qualification Structure:

Level Religious Studies is a linear qualification so students will take examinations at the end of the two year course assessing all units of study.
There are three examination papers in the following components:

Philosophy and Religion

This includes: ancient philosophical influences, the nature of the soul, mind and body, arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, religious experience, the problem of evil, the nature of God and issues in religious language.

Religion and Ethics

This includes: normative ethical theories, the application of these theories to euthanasia and business ethics, ethical language and thought, the conscience and sexual ethics.

Developments in Christian Thought

This includes: Christian beliefs, values and teachings, sources of wisdom and authority and practices, social and historical developments, and key themes related to the relationship between religion and society e.g. gender, pluralism and secularism. 

 
Philosophy and Religion
This includes: ancient philosophical influences, the nature of the soul, mind and body, arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, religious experience, the problem of evil, the nature of God and issues in religious language.
Religion and Ethics
This includes: normative ethical theories, the application of these theories to euthanasia and business ethics, ethical language and thought, the conscience and sexual ethics.
Developments in Christian Thought
This includes: Christian beliefs, values and teachings, sources of wisdom and authority and practices, social and historical developments, and key themes related to the relationship between religion and society e.g. gender, pluralism and secularism.
 
 
Philosophy and Religion
This includes: ancient philosophical influences, the nature of the soul, mind and body, arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, religious experience, the problem of evil, the nature of God and issues in religious language.
Religion and Ethics
This includes: normative ethical theories, the application of these theories to euthanasia and business ethics, ethical language and thought, the conscience and sexual ethics.
Developments in Christian Thought
This includes: Christian beliefs, values and teachings, sources of wisdom and authority and practices, social and historical developments, and key themes related to the relationship between religion and society e.g. gender, pluralism and secularism. 

Specification OCR Religious Studies (H572)
Contact Mrs S Priory (Teacher of Religious Studies)
Entry requirements It is not necessary to have studied the subject at GCSE level. A Grade B or above at GCSE English Language indicates that you will cope with the essay-based nature of the course.

 

 

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