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AS Level Religious Studies Edexcel (Pearson)

AS Level Religious Studies Edexcel

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
  • Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
  • Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April


Edexcel (Pearson) 9RS0

Length of Course

8 hour seminars


9am to 6pm daily

1: Philosophy of Religion

  • Philosophical issues and questions: Design Argument, Cosmological Argument, Ontological Argument
  • The nature and influence of Religious Experience: The nature and types of religious experience, the argument for God’s existence from religious experience
  • The problem of evil: the nature of the problem, responses to it (theodicies)

2: Religion and Ethics

  • Significant issues/ debates in religion and ethics: The environment, Equality
  • Ethical theories: Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Natural Moral Law
  • Applied ethics: war and peace, sexual ethics

3: Study of Christianity

  • Religious beliefs, values and teachings: the nature of God as personal and as Creator; The Trinity; The nature of the Church; Key Moral principles
  • Sources of wisdom and authority: The Bible; The nature and role of Jesus
  • 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.

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