GSO Test

Religion, Ethics and Philosophy (Religious Studies OCR)

SUBJECT: Philosophy & Ethics (Religious Studies) (Linear)

Awarding Body


A Level


100% exam – no further details received from exam boards.


  • Philosophy of religion
  • Religion and ethics
  • The study of religion

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements

Why should I follow this course?

Does the universe show evidence of design? Where does evil come from? Is an action always good if it brings about good consequences? Is religion needed to give purpose to life? Is there an afterlife? If you are interested in philosophical, ethical and religious questions, this course will allow you to explore these issues in depth. At a time when religion is so controversial and has such an important role in current affairs, these questions are all the more vital and relevant. Providing opportunities to develop communication and research skills, this subject compliments the full range of humanities and science subjects available and prepares students for a wide range of future careers and study options.

What will I learn?

Equal time will be devoted to the study of philosophy of religion, ethical philosophy and the study of religious beliefs. At A level, there will be opportunities for detailed study and research into important scholars in each area, and also for an appreciation of how the areas of study interconnect. You will be supported in skills of critical analysis of arguments the social and historical context of religious and philosophical beliefs.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods including; debates, group work, research, discussion, visiting speakers and conferences. Lessons are delivered by teachers who are passionate about the on-going importance of studying religion, philosophy and ethics in the modern world, and want to share this enthusiasm with students.

What can I do with my qualification?

This qualification leads directly to a range of highly respected degree courses, including philosophy, theology and religious studies. Furthermore, the transferrable skills in research and analysis of arguments you will develop are valued highly in all aspects of law, humanities and science careers, including journalism, media and current affairs related roles.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements

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