Philosophy & Ethics a Level at St Laurence School
At AS level you will study 2 units. Each will be assessed by an examination of one and a half hours in
length. You will follow the OCR syllabus and there is no coursework in this subject.
Paper 1 – Philosophy of Religion
Greek influences on Western Philosophy
Judeo-Christian influences on Philosophy
Arguments for the existence of God.
Challenges to religious belief
Paper 2 – Religious Ethics
Absolute and Relative Morality
Right to a child
War and Peace
Unit 3 – Philosophy of Religion
Philosophical arguments for the existence of God
Concepts of proof
Beliefs about life after death
Unit 4 – Religious Ethics
Free Will and determinism.
The nature and role of conscience.
Ideally you will have achieved Grade C in GCSE short course. But more importantly you must realise that Philosophy is a way of thinking. Those who study philosophy are asking questions about the world; its people and ideas, that although may seem simple at first are actually very complex. Philosophy and Ethics is a challenging but rewarding course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.