AS Level Religious Studies · Edexcel (Pearson) (reformed)

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

Board
Edexcel (Pearson) 9RS0

Length of Course
8 hour seminars

Times
9am to 6pm daily

1 Philosophy of Religion

i. Philosophical issues and questions: Design Argument, Cosmological Argument, Ontological Argument

ii. The nature and influence of Religious Experience: The nature and types of religious experience, the argument for God’s existence from religious experience

iii. The problem of evil: the nature of the problem, responses to it (theodicies)

2 Religion and Ethics

i. Significant issues/ debates in religion and ethics: The environment, Equality

ii. Ethical theories: Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Natural Moral Law

iii. Applied ethics: war and peace, sexual ethics

3 New Testament Studies

i. Social, historical and religious context of the New Testament: Prophecy regarding the Messiah, the world of the 1st century and the significance of this for Jesus' life and work

ii. Texts and interpretation of the person of Jesus: John’s Prologue, Titles of Jesus in the synoptic gospels and the “I am” sayings in John, Miracles and signs

iii. Interpreting the text: interpreting the gospels, the purpose and authorship of John’s gospel

If any candidates require the AS Level OCR (reformed), they should contact the college.