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Philosophy, Ethics & Religious Studies

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Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: OCR
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What do I need to study this course?

No previous study of the subject is necessary. It is suitable for students with an open and enquiring mind who have excellent skills in written English – at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language along with another subject that requires extended writing.

What will I study?

The course consists of three specific strands: philosophy of religion, ethics, and the development of Christian thought, examined at the end of two years. They explore what it means to be human, to believe or not in God and how to live a good life.

What next?

Past students consistently tell us how valuable A level Philosophy, Ethics & Religious Studies has been for them; the acquisition of flexible and adaptable transferable skills, the ability to handle both detail and the bigger picture, to think widely and deeply about topics that are relevant to modern society. By so doing they find themselves attractive to universities and employers, often having a head start on their contemporaries.

Did you know?

According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.