Religion, Ethics and Philosophy
What do I need?
5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language and Religious Studies.
Why Study A Level Religion, Ethics and Philosophy?
Religion, Ethics and Philosophy deals with the big questions with which human beings have wrestled throughout history.
Have you ever wondered whether human beings are truly free, whether science or psychology have ‘disproved’ religion or how we should approach issues such as embryo research, animal rights or euthanasia? If you think that these questions are important, this is the course for you.
You will be encouraged to think critically about philosophical questions as well as consider the role of religion in an increasingly secular world.
It is valued by employers and universities as it develops students’ ability to analyse, evaluate and think for themselves as well as developing essay writing skills.
What will I study?
Ethics and Religion examines both religious and secular approaches to issues such as business ethics, war, abortion, sexual ethics, euthanasia, and environmental ethics.
Philosophy and Religion examines issues to do with free will, religious experience, religious language and the influence of philosophy on religion.
Where can the subject lead?
Religion, Ethics and Philosophy is useful for a whole range of degree level subjects including: Law, Medicine, Pharmacology, Bio-medical Science, all other Sciences, Politics, Sociology, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, English, Maths and many others.
Students who take religious studies progress to a broad range of careers including: law, medicine, journalism, nursing, teaching, business, social work, personnel management, and many others.