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Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

You could not ask for a more challenging course to get you thinking.

Philosophy is one of the most ancient of disciplines and is founded on being able to formulate and defend critical arguments.

The course looks at traditional arguments for the existence of God, the Problem of Evil and Suffering, Conscience, Free Will and Determinism to name but a few.

We will look at contemporary ethical problems such as war, euthanasia and sexual ethics. T

he course will also look at the role of religion in contemporary society as a source of morality and structure, considering how society and its relationship with religion has developed and changed.

The course is a linear, two year course that is 100% exam based.

Entry requirements

  • Grade B in GCSE RS and/or Grade B in English Language or Literature.


Financial information

We recommend that as well as the supplied text students purchase their own copy of a text book to supplement the course materials.

Future opportunities

Students who follow this course often go on to study a range of subjects. Possibly the most famous is Philosophy, Politics and Economics. However students often study straight Philosophy, Theology or as a joint honours with Maths, a Language or History.

Local Government, Finance and Journalism are all popular destinations for Philosophy
graduates. However, most importantly, a good grounding in Philosophy enables you to take part in critical debates and to write coherent, well-structured arguments.

Wherever students end up, the vast majority leave with a passionate interest in all things philosophical.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years