Students studying the subject at A Level follow the OCR Spec. During the course the following topics are covered.
|Year 12 - Year 13|
For A Level Religious Studies, students follow the specification from OCR. The title of the course is ‘Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics’.
(Many other schools and colleges will refer to this only as Philosophy and Ethics A Level; this is misleading. If this is the way it is presented in a post 16 prospectus you should be aware that the wording on the A Level Certificate will say ‘Religious Studies’. There is no such A Level course offered by any exam board simply called Philosophy and Ethics and as of September 2016, all Religious Studies courses have to contain the study of theology from at least one major world faith.)
Over the duration of the course students complete units;
The Philosophy of Religion
Varying Religious and Non-Religious Approaches to Ethical Theories
Development of Christian Thought
|The course is assessed at the end of Year 2 in three, 2-hour exams. Each exam relates to one of the units above and in each paper, students are required to write three 40-minute essays.|
For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.
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