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Religious Studies

WJEC/Eduqas RS for Yr1/AS - Philo of Rel & Religion & Ethics

Author(s): Richard Gray, Karl Lawson

awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas

level: A Level Year 1 & AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-99-4

subject: Religious Studies

Pages: 256 pp




Written by experienced examiners with an in-depth understanding of teaching, learning and assessment at Year 1 & AS, this innovative new series provides essential support for teachers delivering the new specification. 

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A clear skills-based pathway of learning firmly bridges the gap between specification content and the final exam

Comprehensive yet accessible books have been carefully created to ensure that students develop the confidence and skills required

Developing Skills section provides help with applying knowledge of both specification content and the issues that are raised

Questions and Answers section provides practice questions with student answers and examiner commentaries

Each book in the series provides distinctive AO1 and AO2 materials and specific activities that target each assessment objective



Theme 1 Arguments for the existence of God – inductive

Theme 2 Arguments for the existence of God – deductive

Theme 3 Challenges to religious belief – the problem of evil and suffering

Theme 4 Religious experience.


Theme 1 Ethical thought

Theme 2 Aquinas’ Natural Law – a religious approach to ethics

Theme 3 Situation ethics – a religious approach to ethics

Theme 4 Utilitarianism – a non-religious approach to ethics

Practice questions and answers.

About the authors

Richard Gray has studied at The University of Sheffield where he won the Epworth Prize, before taking up a British Academy scholarship at Lancaster University. He has also studied as Research Fellow at The University of Leeds. Richard has taught A Level Religious Studies for more than 20 years and is a former Head of Religious Studies. He has also been a senior examiner at A Level for 16 years. Richard is currently a freelance writer and examiner. He is author of several books and articles for A Level Religious Studies.

Karl Lawson is an experienced teacher of Religious Studies, having taught for over twenty five years in schools in both England and Wales. He is an experienced examiner with over twenty years of experience at GCSE and A Level and is a senior examiner for a major awarding body.

Titles in this series: 
 Philosophy of Religion: Religion and Ethics