Religious Education

OCR (H573)

Students study three units of equal weighting.

Philosophy of Religion – looks at the basis of philosophy from Ancient Greece, especially the huge influence on the development of Christianity of both Plato and Aristotle. We cover topics such as arguments for and against the existence of God, miracles, life after death and the existence of evil and suffering.

The Ethics Paper – is a unit which examines the relationship between religion and morality. This includes studying normative ethical theories and their application to contemporary issues of importance such as Business Ethics, Sexual Ethics and Euthanasia.

Developments in Religious Thought - focuses on the interconnections of religious beliefs and values with the modern world as well as significant social and historical changes in theology and religion.


Each of the three units is examined through a 2 hour written exam in May/June of Year 13.

All examinations require extended essays.


For further details, please contact Mr Bhagwandin.

All current plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.