Religious Studies - Year 12

Overview

As part of Religious Studies students study Philosophy, Ethics and Buddhism. We will be studying the OCR Board.

Students will study the modules detailed below.

Unit Code

Unit Title

% of A Level

H573/01

Philosophy of Religion

33.3%

H573/02

Religious Ethics

33.3%

H573/06

Developments in Buddhist Thought

33.3%



Content

Autumn Term

Ethics

  • Normative Ethical Theories: Religious Approaches (Natural Law, Situation Ethics)
  • Normative Ethical Theories (Kant, Utilitarianism)
  • Applied Ethics (Euthanasia, Business Ethics)


Spring Term

Philosophy

  • Ancient philosophical influences (Plato, Aristotle)
  • Philosophical Language and Thought (Soul, Mind and Body)
  • The Existence of God (Arguments Based on Observation)
  • The Existence of God (Arguments Based on Reason)
  • God and the World –(Religious Experience)
  • God and the World –(The Problem of Evil)


Summer Term

Buddhism

  • Foundations The origins and development of Buddhism, and the sources of wisdom on which it is based.

Homework


Students will be set regular work they are however also expected to complete wider reading around the topic.


Assessment

  • Written exam: Three two hour exams.
  • Students choose three essays to complete out of four on each paper

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