This A level aims to impart a deep knowledge about religion and the philosophical and ethical questions that such a study poses. In learning about the history and beliefs of Christianity, questions are discussed such as: Does God(s) exist? Are there both physical and non-physical parts to human nature? How do we know what is morally right and wrong? How can we use language to discuss ethics and religion? The most enduring of philosophers’ responses are studied and students emerge from the course with an excellent grounding in the history of ideas that have shaped current beliefs in society.
Students will both broaden and deepen their appreciation of religious ideas and practice and their relevance in society. In this new specification there is an emphasis on understanding some of the conflicts in society that are posed by a multi-religious society and to become informed as to both cause and consequence.