At Key Stage 5, we currently follow the Eduqas Religious Studies syllabus. The course gives students an introduction to ethical, philosophical and theological topics and applies them to contemporary situations. Students have nine lessons a fortnight and are co-taught by two teachers who share responsibility preparing students for their examinations over the two year course.
Exam board and course
Eduqas - A-level Religious Studies
Philosophy Theme 1 : Arguments for the Existence of God.
Ethics Theme 3: Teleological Ethics - Utilitarianism and Situation Ethics
Christianity Theme 2: Religious Concepts and Religious Life
Ethics Theme 2: Deontological Ethics- Natural Law
Philosophy Theme 3: Religious Experience.
Christianity Theme 1: Religious figures and sacred texts.
Philosophy Theme 2: Challenges to Religious Belief
The Problem of Evil and Suffering and Religious Belief as a product of the human mind
Ethics Theme 1: Ethical Thought – Virtue Ethics, Egoism, Divine Command theory. Meta Ethics
Christianity Theme 4: Religious Practices that shape Religious identity.
Philosophy Theme 4: Religious Language
Ethics Theme 4: Free Will and Determinism
Christianity Theme 3: Significant Social and Historical Developments in Religious thought
Christianity Theme 4: Religious Practices that shape Religious identity
Philosophy Theme 4: Religious Language.
Ethics Theme 4: Free Will and Determinism.
Christianity Theme 3: Significant Social and Historical Developments in Religious thought.
Vardy Ethics and Philosophy Conference Manchester for A-Level Students
Religious studies revision workshops Chester University Theology and Religious studies dept.
Useful websites to support learning:
Excellent set of podcasts on Ethics courtesy of the University of Oxford.