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AS/A Level


Course summary:

Unit 1: An Introduction to the Study of Religion: Buddhism
Written examination: 1 hour 15 mins 15% of qualification

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of four fundamental religious themes: religious figures and sacred texts, religious concepts, religious life and religious practices that shape religious identity.

Unit 2: An Introduction to Religion and Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion
Written examination: 1 hour 45 mins 25% of qualification

Section A: An Introduction to Religion and Ethics This section provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of four fundamental ethical themes: ethical thought, Aquinas' Natural Law, Fletcher's Situation Ethics and Utilitarianism.
Section B: An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion This section provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of four fundamental philosophical themes: arguments for the existence of God – inductive, arguments for the existence of God – deductive, challenges to religious belief and religious experience.

Unit 3: A Study of Religion: Buddhism
Written examination: 1 hour 30 mins 20% of qualification

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of four fundamental religious themes: religious figures and sacred texts, significant historical developments in religious thought, significant social developments in religious thought and religious practices that shape religious identity.

Unit 4: Religion and Ethics
Written examination: 1 hour 30 mins 20% of qualification

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of four fundamental ethical themes: ethical thought, deontological ethics, determinism and freewill.

Unit 5: Philosophy of Religion
Written examination: 1 hour 30 mins 20% of qualification

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of four fundamental philosophical themes: challenges to religious belief, religious experience, religious language.