OCR- A-Level Religious Studies Year 1 – Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Ethics and Developments in Christian thought.
Section 1 - Philosophy of Religion
Ancient Philosophy – Plato
Aristotle and Causation
Soul, mind and body
The existence of God: arguments based on observation
The existence of God: arguments based on reason
The problem of evil
Section 2 - Religion and Ethics
The issues of ethics
Normative ethical theories: religious approaches
Aquinas and natural law
Normative ethical theories
Part 3 - Developments in Christian Thought
Augustine on human nature
Death and afterlife
Knowledge of God’s existence
Christian Moral principles
Christian moral action: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
All three sections needed to be completed in Year 12.
Resources in the forms of PowerPoints and notes will be placed on the shared area when they are completed.
The pupils will all receive the OCR approved textbook – ‘Religious Studies for A-Level Year 1 and AS’ by Michael Wilkinson and Michael Wilcockson.