Religious Studies - Year 13

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

Philosophy

  • Theological and Philosophical Developments –(The Nature of God)
  • Religious language: Negative, Analogical or Symbolic
  • Religious language: Twentieth century perspectives and philosophical comparisons

Spring Term

Ethics

  • Ethical Language (Meta Ethics)
  • Significant ideas (Conscience)
  • Developments in Ethical Thought (Sexual Ethics)


Summer Term

  • Insight Beliefs, teachings and ideas about human life, the world and ultimate reality.
  • Living The diversity of ethics and practice.
  • Development Significant social and historical developments in Buddhist thought.
  • Society The relationship between Buddhism and society.
  • Challenges  facing religious thought , science, secularisation, migration and multi-cultural societies and changing gender roles.




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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