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 the two year thematic study of Philosophy & Ethics alongside a study of  two major world religions. 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. Students will undertake the EDUQAS RS Specification ‘A’ Philosophy & Ethics units over two years with the studies of Christianity and Islam which they will also be examined on. The full specification can be found here: http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/eduqas-gcse-RS-spec-full-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1&dotcache=no&dotcache=refresh

 Students enjoy the thrust and challenge of the ‘meaty’ issues examined and debated and in a truly philosophical way 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:

YEAR 10

RELIGIOUS ETHICS

YEAR 11

RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY & CONSOLIDATION OF YR 10 UNITS

Intro to Religion & medicine – Sanctity and Quality of life and abortion

Challenges to the existence of God

Intro to beliefs about death & Euthanasia

Does God exist? Challenge through problem of evil & suffering and first cause arguments

Intro to attitudes to crime and punishment – capital punishment

CONSOLIDATION OF YR 10 AND UPDATING KNOWLEDGE WITH CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLES

Intro to Human Rights issues

REVISION

Intro to Study of Christianity

EXAMINATION

Intro to Study of Islam

 

 

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.

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 ARGUMENT

RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE

TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

IS FAITH RATIONAL?

THEODICY- The Problem of Evil

IS FAITH COMPATABLE WITH SCIENCE?

RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

FREE WILL & DETERMINISM

NATURAL LAW/ SITUATION ETHICS

The study of Christianity at A2 level

UTILITARIANISM/ APPLIED ETHICS

 

An Introduction to the study of Christianity

 

 

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