Religious StudiesA Level • Level 3
About the course
This programme of study specifically enhances analytic skills and allows you to develop reasoned arguments in relation to core philosophical themes. It also looks at the validity of existing ethical bodies and institutions, such as government, within a contemporary world. This course focuses on Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Society; topics include: Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Natural Law, Kant’s theory of Ethics, Libertarianism and Human Freedom, Virtue Ethics and Religious Fundamentalism. In previous years, students have been given the opportunity to visit the Jewish Museum to learn about the Holocaust. There are also plans for a trip to Vatican City in Rome.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
05/09/2023, 05/09/2023, 05/09/2023
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: A grade 6 in GCSE English is useful.
A Levels are assessed via external examination
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto a wide variety of Degree courses. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. Careers that this course may lead to include Journalist, Teacher, Lawyer, Theologist.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: • Jewish Museum to learn about the Holocaust. • Plans for a trip to Vatican City in Rome • Destinations week • Residential visit to New York You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.