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Philosophy & Ethics at Maiden Erlegh School

Course description

Philosophy and Ethics introduces students to some of the key thinkers of the last three millennia. It explores the way we view the world, how we understand human nature, how scientists work, our democratic society and the nature and rationale for religion. Ethical issues consistently dominate the newspapers and questions concerning the right and wrong way to behave are pertinent in every area of life. During lively lessons, students are encouraged to question, discuss and present their own arguments, comparing and contrasting these with the ideas and theories of great thinkers. The skills developed are applicable in careers such as medicine, law and business as well as being a valuable preparation for university.

Entry requirements

Whilst it is a help, it is not necessary to have a GCSE in Religious Studies. Candidates will need at least a GCSE at Grade C in English and another Humanities subject. In addition to an interest in thesubject, students will need to have a positive attitude towards background reading and developing a fluent essay writing style.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maiden Erlegh School directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years