St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Key Stage 5

IN years 12 and 13, students follow the AQA Religious studies course, with a focus on philosophy, ethics and Christianity. Students will study the following units:

AQA

Component 1

Component 2

 

Philosophy

Ethics

Christianity

Philosophy of religion & Ethics

Year 12

•       Philosophy of religion.

•       Arguments for the existence of God.

•       Evil and suffering.

•       Religious experience.

•  Ethical theories.

•  Issues of human life & death.

•  Issues of animal life & death.

 

•  Sources of wisdom and authority.

•  God/gods/ultimate reality.

•  Self, death and the afterlife.

•  Good conduct and key moral principles.

•  Expression of religious identity.

 

Year 13

•       Religious language.

•       Miracles.

•       Self and life after death.

•       Introduction to Meta ethics.

•       Free will & moral responsibility.

•       Conscience.

•       Bentham and Kant.

•  Religion, gender and sexuality.

•  Religion and science.

•  Religion and secularisation.

•  Religion and religious pluralism.

 

• How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on philosophy of religion in relation to the issues studied.

• How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on ethical studies in relation to the issues studied

 

Exam – 3 hours

50 % - 100 marks

Exam – 3 hours

50 % - 100 marks

 

(http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/as-and-a-level/religious-studies-7062/specification-at-a-glance)