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Ulverston Victoria High School

Ulverston Victoria
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Religious Studies

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language at Grade 6 or higher. This course does not assume or require students to have a Religious Studies GCSE. It does require an intelligent interest in the study of religion, philosophy and the wider world.

Course Content

Philosophy is a highly academic discipline, and we develop our students knowledge and understanding of three areas of study. We encourage students to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to their studies and to reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning. The three areas comprise: Philosophy of Religion: Ancient Greek influences, traditional Occidental and Christian thinking on issues such as theories of knowledge, existence of God as well as scientific theories about the creation of the Universe, genetics and evolution. Ethics: Two types of moral philosophy, utility and moral absolutism, studied from the ideas of Aristotle, Aquinas, Bentham, Mill and Kant. This work is then extended as Applied Ethics. Eastern Philosophy: Buddhism-origins of Buddhism leading into the core concepts, key teachings and practices.



A level units in Year 13  % of A level
Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion  33%

Unit 2: Buddhism  

Unit 3: Ethics 33%


Religious Studies students move into a variety of careers: law, travel, advertising, human resources, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, the media and teaching.

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