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    Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (P.R.E)

    Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (P.R.E)

    Philosphy, Religion and Ethics (OCR course code H573)

    This A Level course enables students to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of philosophical debate, ethical discussion and the development of religious teachings. Learners will develop skills of critical analysis in order to construct balanced, informed arguments and responses to religious, philosophical and ethical ideas. This A Level is taught and examined in three equal components, outlined below.

    Philosophy of religion

     

    Learners will study:

    • ancient philosophical influences
    • the nature of the soul, mind and body
    • arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
    • the nature and impact of religious experience
    • the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil
    • ideas about the nature of God
    • issues in religious language.

    33.3%

    of total

    A Level

     

    Ethics

     

    Learners will study:

    • normative ethical theories
    • the application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance
    • ethical language and thought
    • debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience
    • sexual ethics and the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs

    33.3%

    of total

    A Level

     

    Religion (Development in Christian Thought)

     

    Learners will study:

    • religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world
    • sources of religious wisdom and authority
    • practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within a tradition

    33.3%

    of total

    A Level