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    My sixth form offers these 2 A-levels:
    1) Religious Studies - AQA
    2) Philosophy, religion and ethics - AQA
    Can someone outline the difference between the two courses and which one is seen as more valued, especially at a top university for law.
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    (Original post by *Noodles*)
    My sixth form offers these 2 A-levels:
    1) Religious Studies - AQA
    2) Philosophy, religion and ethics - AQA
    Can someone outline the difference between the two courses and which one is seen as more valued, especially at a top university for law.
    Doesn't your sixth form have a prospectus outlining course details?

    Religious Studies is pretty much the same as the 2nd one but you might study a whole bunch of religious from Christianity to Hinduism and so forth. This has a lot of scripture studies for the religion(s) you'll be studying. So rather than questioning the religions, you'll just be learning the ins and outs of what it means to be a Christian, what it means to be a Buddhist and what scriptures have said about these religions.

    The 2nd one is more to do with questioning religion or at least challenging them from different philosophical positions. For example looking at Catholicism and their views on abortion or homosexuality. From this, you'd apply philosophical thought to the tradition of that certain religion.

    I don't think either governs any power over the other. Just go with the one you prefer.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Doesn't your sixth form have a prospectus outlining course details?

    Religious Studies is pretty much the same as the 2nd one but you might study a whole bunch of religious from Christianity to Hinduism and so forth. This has a lot of scripture studies for the religion(s) you'll be studying. So rather than questioning the religions, you'll just be learning the ins and outs of what it means to be a Christian, what it means to be a Buddhist and what scriptures have said about these religions.

    The 2nd one is more to do with questioning religion or at least challenging them from different philosophical positions. For example looking at Catholicism and their views on abortion or homosexuality. From this, you'd apply philosophical thought to the tradition of that certain religion.

    I don't think either governs any power over the other. Just go with the one you prefer.
    Thanks for your reply! I had just enrolled at the sixth form on results day so I didn't attend an induction or open day, so I had to do with finding about the course on their website which wasn't much. I've chosen the 2nd one (philosophy, religion & ethics) and so far 4 lessons in it's going great!
 
 
 
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