AS 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 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 Study of Christianity

i. Religious beliefs, values and teachings: the nature of God as personal and as Creator; The Trinity; The nature of the Church; Key Moral principles

ii. Sources of wisdom and authority: The Bible; The nature and role of Jesus

iii. The diversity of practice in the Eucharist:
The diversity of practice in the Eucharist;
The diversity of practice in creative expressions of religious identity

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