At Bosworth, our study of Philosophy is by means of an A-level in Religious Studies.
Fascinating and enlightening, this A-level can give you deeper knowledge and understanding of philosophy ethics and major world religion, and help students gain many valuable transferable skills.
Entry Requirements: students will need a minimum of grade 5/6 or above in English GCSE and must have a willingness to write short essays. Classes involve discussion and debate, and students must be willing to participate in discussions, sharing their own ideas and listening and respecting the views of others.
The course combines in-depth study of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics with the study of Christianity and ethical and philosophical issues within it.
In Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, areas of study include the application of ethical theories to contemporary issues including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment and embryonic research.
The philosophical element looks at a variety of fascinating topics, including the nature of the mind, body and soul, arguments for and against the existence of God, and the problem of evil.
Students will also study Christianity as an academic topic, aiming to develop knowledge and critical understanding of key beliefs, principles and teachings and their impact on communities, societies and practice.
Where Does it Lead?
Religious Studies is a thought-provoking subject that offers a unique opportunity to develop transferable critical and evaluative skills sought by higher education and employers, especially
in law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration and the media. Analytical and reasoning skills developed in the course can support further study in a range of fields, including Humanities, Philosophy, PPE, English, Psychology and Theology.