Philosophy and Ethics



Subject Leader: Ms I. Pugh
Subject Teachers: Miss S. Yiannakas

Key Stage 5

Courses Offered: A Level - Religious Studies
Length of Course: 2 Year A Level
Number of Lessons Per Week: 6


Component 1: Philosophy of Religion    

  • Ancient Philosophical Influences
  • Soul, mind and body
  • Arguments for and against the existence of God              
  • Religious Experience
  • The problem of evil
  • The nature of God
  • Religious Language

Component 2: Religion and Ethics

  • Natural Law
  • Situation Ethics
  • Kantian Ethics
  • Utilitarianism 
  • Euthanasia
  • Business Ethics
  • Conscience
  • Sexual Ethics

Component 3: Developments in Christian Thought

  • Augustine’s teaching on human nature
  • Death and the afterlife
  • The person of Jesus Christ     
  • Religious pluralism and theology
  • Gender and theology
  • The challenge of secularism
  • Liberation theology

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Trips & Extra Curricular Activities:

  • We encourage students to attend Guest Lecturers and Revision Sessions