Students focus on key beliefs, their importance and how these beliefs impact on how believers act and the subsequent challenges of this.
Students also develop their analysis and evaluation skills, looking at philosophical and ethical questions around afterlife, how the world began and moral decision-making. Students analyse different perspectives to these questions, consider the impact of holding a specific belief on the lives of believers and evaluate the success of the arguments for these viewpoints.
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics is an opportunity to learn about the world around, exploring Christian and Buddhist beliefs and how these believers follow their faith in a modern 21st century world. This course involves an in- depth study of two religions and then applying these religions to ethical and philosophical issues, including weapons of mass destruction; abortion; euthanasia; relationships and the death penalty.
This course is made up of two units:
Students will gain an understanding of different beliefs and teachings in Modern Britain, focusing specifically on Christianity and Buddhism. Students will explore key beliefs and teachings and then learn how believers follow their faith in a modern 21st Century world.
Students will explore how religion can be applied to a number of ethical topics looking specifically at religion and life; relationships and families; peace and conflict and crime and punishment. Key issues include abortion; animal experimentation; weapons of mass destruction; euthanasia; the death penalty; sexual ethics and terrorism.