PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS RS IS A DYNAMIC & POPULAR SUBJECT AT CRYPT

 

RS PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS IS A DYNAMIC & POPULAR SUBJECT AT CRYPT. WE HAVE IMPRESSIVE EXAMINATION SUCCESS AND STUDENTS RESPOND TO THE DEMANDS OF THIS RIGOROUS ACADEMIC FACILITATING SUBJECT.

Students in year 10 and 11 will be able to realise their full potential in RS by completing a two year thematic study of Philosophy & Ethics with the Eduqas exam board. This subject will allow them to develop their understanding of religion by exploring the significant impact it has on philosophical and ethical issues in the world today. The subject is highly valued by both universities and employers, and in particular it will develop dynamic thinking abilities and skills of evaluation. 

Students enjoy the challenge and relevance that accompanies the controversial and important issues examined and debated; in a truly philosophical way they will hone their thinking skills so that they embrace differing points of view. Their ability to articulate and argue for a particular point of view is impressive and we are proud of the way students respond to the academic rigours that this course demands. The teaching and learning in the classroom is varied and creative. Students produce some excellent work ranging from thought provoking presentations, web site design and student led resources which help develop their revision technique. 

The programme of study for years 10 & 11 is as follows: Eduqas Route A http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/

 

YEAR 10

 

YEAR 11

 

Issues of Life and Death:

Creation Stories, the relationship between Religion and Science, Origins of the World, Evolution/Intelligent Design, Stewardship, Origins of Life, Abortion, Euthanasia, Soul and the Afterlife.

The study of Islam Beliefs and Teachings:

Ummah, Nature of Allah (Tawhid), Prophethood, Prophet Mohammed’s Life, Free Will and the Afterlife.

 

Issues of Good and Evil:

Punishment, Crime/Sin, Prison, the Death Penalty, Forgiveness, Origin of Good/Evil, Suffering, case study of the Holocaust and philosophical issues surrounding Free Will.

The study of Islam Practices:

The 5 Pillars, Jihad, Id-ul-Adha and Id-ul-Fitr, and differences between Sunni/Shi’a Muslims.

Issues of Human Rights:

Social Justice, example of Human Rights Campaigners (both religious and non-religious), Liberation Theology, Censorship, Religious Freedom of Expression, Extremism, Prejudice and Discrimination, Racism and Wealth and Poverty.

The study of Christianity Beliefs and Teachings:

The nature of God, Allowance of Evil and Suffering, Trinity, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Law, Grace and Judgement.

 

Key Stage 5 RS is a Philosophy and Ethics course which enables students to engage with critical and creative thinking at AS & A2. This popular and successful subject provides a direct line of study through to university.

Students are taught in two discrete units in P&E, and with support, self-study the religion element of the course.

During AS Level, Mrs Reynolds teaches all the Philosophy units and Ms O’Neill the Ethics unit. Aspects of Christianity such as Liberation Theology and Feminist Theology will be taught alongside the main components.

A number of our A Level students go in to take degree courses in either RS or Philosophy. Career paths include health service professions, social work, education, law & any occupation that requires an ability to think reflectively at a high level.

YEAR 12 AS LEVEL

YEAR 13 A2 LEVEL

COSMOLOGICAL & TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS

RELIGION AS A PRODUCT OF THE MIND

ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

MIRACLES

THEODICY- The Problem of Evil

RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE AS MEANINGLESS

RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE AS MEANINGFUL

ETHICAL THOUGHT:

Including Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory and Virtue Theory.

ETHICAL THOUGHT:

Including Naturalism, Intuitionism and Emotivism.

SITUATION ETHICS

NATURAL LAW:

Finnis and Hoose

UTILITARIANISM

 FREE WILL

NATURAL LAW:

Aquinas

DETERMINISM

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY:

Including Birth Narratives, Feminist Theology, Christmas/Easter and Key Moral Principles.

 A STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY:

Including Social Developments in Religious Thought, the Relationship between Religion and Society and Poverty/Injustice.

 

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