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WHY DO THIS COURSE?

Here are some comments from past Philosophy and Ethics students:

“You must be willing to take on board new ideas and perspectives with an open mind – be prepared for some serious mind-bending!” Gemma

“This is an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and your views – you won’t be bored!” Hazel

“Be prepared to take a look at the way you look at the world.” Ben

 

WHAT IS THE COURSE MADE UP OF?

4 modules which are as follows

2 modules at AS
Module 1 – Philosophy of Religion 1
Module 2 – Ethics 1

2 modules at A2
Module 1 – Philosophy of Religion 2
Module 2 –Ethics 2

 

DO I HAVE TO HAVE DONE GCSE TO DO THIS COURSE?

The answer is no, this course is totally different to the GCSE course.

 

WHAT WILL OU STUDY?

During your Philosophy of Religion AS studies you will be asked to consider some of the most enduring questions of all time: Do we have a soul? What is knowledge and how do we come by it? Does God exist? You will examine the thinking of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Kant, as well as analysing 2000 year old beliefs about God and his role in the world. Ethics is the study of moral philosophy. You will be asking the following questions. Do absolute rules exist? How do I make moral decisions? How do we know what is right or wrong? You will learn about various ethical theories including Utilitarianism and Natural Law You will also look at medical ethical issues including euthanasia, abortion and genetic engineering. Be warned this course is not a soft option! Philosophy is the original academic subject, it teaches you to think logically and analytically – a must for all career options.

 

HOW CAN THIS COURSE HELP IN THE FUTURE?

This course provides entry into college and university as well as a large number of careers. These include the media, teaching, police, army, navy, airforce, social work, law, civil service, personnel, general management and the church to name but a few.

The final words must be from our students.

“This isn’t an easy option trust me!”– Emily.

“Come and have a go if you thinkyou’re hard enough!” – Natalie.

 

FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Mrs Clemow
Mrs James

 

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