A level Religious Studies · Edexcel (Pearson)

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

Board
Edexcel (Pearson) 9RS0

Length of Course
8 hour seminars

Times
9am to 6pm

1 Philosophy of Religion

i. Religious Language: analogy and symbol; verification and falsification debates; language games

ii. The work of scholars: critiques of religious belief; Russell and Copleston

iii. Influences of developments in religious belief: life after death across religious traditions; religion and science

2 Religion and Ethics

i. Ethical Language; Meta-ethics; the relationship between religion and morality

ii. Deontology, virtue ethics and the work of scholars (Kant, Aristotle)

iii. Medical Ethics: beginning and ending life issues

3 Study of Christianity

i. Social and historical developments: science; secularisation; new movements in theology

ii. Works of scholars: Atonement theory; Karl Barth and John Hick

iii. Religion and Society: Pluralism and diversity; equality and discrimination - gender

If any candidates require the A level AQA or OCR (reformed), they should contact the college.