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Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at Treviglas Community College

Course description

Exploring philosophical and ethical issues, debating, constructing arguments, application of wider knowledge and understanding of the issues discussed, wider reading including research jounals and mass media, continuous exam preparation

Is this the course for me?

If you have a passion for learning, debate and exploring your own and others’ opinions then this course is for you! . While no prior knowledge of Philosophy and Ethics is required, students should have a keen interest in ethical debate, including an awareness of moral and contemporary issues

Course content

The new specification for this subject begins in September 2016.  Likely topics include:

  • Ancient Greece
  • Judeo/Christian influences on Philosophy of Religion
  • Traditional arguments for the existence of God
  • Challenges to religious belief
  • Ethical theory and applied ethics including medical ethics, the environment, relationships and war.
  • Religious Language
  • Religious Experience
  • Miracles
  • Attributes of God
  • Life and Death
  • Meta Ethics
  • Freewill and Determinism
  • Conscience
  • Ethical Theory

 

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B and above in English.

 

Assessment

100% examination at the end of each year.

Future opportunities

Philosophy and Ethics is an excellent grounding for Higher Education.  Potential careers include law, journalism and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Treviglas Community College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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