Philosophy, Ethics & Religion
Our aim is to help students to develop their ability to show a range of skills via three components. These skills include:
• Reflect on, select and apply specified knowledge about religion and belief
• Account for the influence of social, religious and historical factors on developments in the study of religions and beliefs
• Construct well informed and reasoned arguments about religion and belief, substantiated by relevant evidence
• Understand, interpret and evaluate critically religious concepts, texts and other sources
• Identify, investigate and critically analyse questions, arguments, ideas and issues arising from the study of religion including those of scholars/academics
• Analyse the nature of connections between the components they have studied.
- To provide learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of one religion covering themes ranging from religious figures and sacred texts to practices that shape religious identity.
- To provide learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of fundamental philosophical themes, ranging from arguments for the existence of God to the use of religious language.
- To provide learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of fundamental ethical themes, 15 ranging from ethical language and thought to freewill and determinism.