Philosophy and Ethics GCE A Level at The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form
The study of Philosophy and Ethics involves thinking critically to explore big questions about life and the universe. It focuses on the decisions made by people every day, and how we approach solving dilemmas whether that be through ethical or religious ideas. The subject covers a wide range of topics, from attempting to answer questions such as 'Why does God allow evil and suffering to be a feature in our world?' to a variety of ethical debates. The course introduces students to the foundations of philosophy and ethics, covering key areas such as the philosophical arguments surrounding the existence of God and the study of ethical concepts and dilemmas. Students will also focus on an in-depth study of Buddhism, learning about its history as well as key teachings and how they are applied.
Arguments for the Existence of God
The Nature and Influence of Religious Experience
The Problem of Evil
Work of Scholars
Influences of Developments
in Religious Belief
Environment and Equality
War and Peace
Deontology, Virtue Ethics
and the Works of Scholars
Medical Ethics: Beginning and End of Life Issues
Religious Beliefs, Values and Teachings
Sources of Wisdom and Authority
Practices that Shape and Express Religious Identify
Social and Historical
Works of Scholars
Religion and Society
General Entry Requirements:Minimum of 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C including English Language and Mathematics
Subject Specific Entry Requirements: Grade 4 in Religious Studies (Full/Short course) and Grade 4 in GCSE English Language
*Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers.
*All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements
Three external examination papers which are equally weighted
16-19 Bursary Fund
This scheme was introduced by the Government to help students study. Contributions and payments ‘in kind’ have been made to students to help with their individual identified needs, such as:
• Stationery costs and packs
• Books and revision guides
• Educational trips/residential trips
• University Open Day visit costs
• Employment/apprenticeship opportunities
Bursaries are available to students in the following categories:
Students who are identified by the government at ‘most vulnerable’ will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of £1,200.
Family income is below threshold for working tax credits/free school meals.
Students who have an extreme financial barrier, mitigating circumstances and/or a short-term specific educational or independent living cost.
Applications will be issued during Summer 2018 for students to return on Enrolment Day.
For more information contact Sixth Form Admissions on 01924 483666 or email email@example.com
The course provides a foundation for the study of theology, philosophy and ethics at degree level. It is also a valuable choice for those who are considering the medical profession, social work or teaching because this course includes the study of theoretical and applied ethics. Some of our previous students have pursued careers in teaching, journalism, law and television production.
Philosophy and Ethics is suitable for students who enjoy a lively debate. It doesn’t matter what your personal beliefs are, but having an open mind is essential. Alongside this, good written and communication skills, research, problem solving and teamwork abilities are required to ensure success.
How to apply
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