This course gives you the opportunity to investigate the nature and scope of religion and morality and to consider philosophical viewpoints on religious and other stances for living in the modern world. It helps you to reflect on your own life experiences and develop your personal beliefs and values. In addition you will gain knowledge and understanding of the different beliefs and values of others and the ability to express your opinions and give informed comment.
The skills you learn in this course are valuable in a wide range of careers, and provide a valuable contribution to your personal, social and intellectual development.
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This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
There are three areas of study to choose from. One mandatory and one optional.
Philosophy of Religion (mandatory)
Medical Ethics (optional)
Religious Experience (optional)
The course assessment consists of two components totalling 140 marks:
For the project you will carry out independent research and produce a 3,000 - 4,000 word dissertation on a religious, moral or philosophical question or issue.
Both the question paper and the project are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
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