Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 42
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
- Theatre trip Book Of Mormon
- Philosophy Club
- Lecture by Peter Vardy.
The RS A level aims to develop students’ ability to analyse, argue and appraise different arguments. Students will explore
a range of topics within the following areas: Philosophy of Religion (students will engage with the many, varied Arguments
For and Against God’s existence), Religious Ethics (what is morally right/wrong?) and New Testament Studies (analysis of
key biblical texts to discover more about the person of Jesus).
This course is designed for inquisitive students who enjoy searching for potential answers to Big questions. It is designed
for students who enjoy either engaging in, or listening to, vigorous debates about the unanswerable.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Philosophy of Religion: Arguments for and against the existence of God, problem of evil, life After death,
Religious Ethics: Ethical theories, sexual ethics, war and peace, environmental ethics, equality, medical ethics.
New Testament Studies: Social and historical context of the New Testament, the person of Jesus, interpreting the texts,
Kingdom of God, conflict and death and resurrection of Jesus.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Students gain many transferable skills from Religious Studies A level such as; the ability to appraise; debate; argue; reason;
think independently, analyse; evaluate and produce structured, extended essays. These are all fantastic skills which would
help students wishing to take a variety of subjects at University. We have had students go on to study law, journalism,
PPE and medicine.
Grade 5 in English. Students are not required to have Religious Studies GCSE.
Philosophy of Religion, 1hr 45 mins.
Religious Ethics, 1 hr 45 mins.
New Testament Studies, 1 hr 45 mins.