Philosophy OCR A Level at Kingdown School
Philosophy – Religious Language
- Can we Say Anything Meaningful
- The Nature and Validity of Religious Experiences Including Miracle
- God’s Attributes and Means of Communication with the World
- The Nature of Life After Death Including ‘Body’ and ‘Soul’ Distinctions
- The Problem of Evil and suffering.
- Ethical theories such as Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics and Natural Moral Law
- Application of ethical theories to issues of importance such as war and sexual ethics, Ethical language, Medical Ethics
- Buddhist teachings about the nature and end of suffering
- Buddhist practices including meditation
- Social and historical developments including Buddhism in the West
- Religion in Society including interfaith dialogue
GCSE English grade (9-6) and Maths (9-4) plus 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
This should include a grade B in Philosophy GCSE or History (A*-B) or Geography (A*-B).
Students do not need to have studied the subject at GCSE.
Students are expected to show curiosity about the world around them, and a willingness to consider different viewpoints fairly.
If students have not studied Philosophy GCSE we expect a (5-9) grade in English and/or History (B+).
The subject supports a wide range of careers and university courses including Law, Politics, Medicine, Psychology, English, Science, Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Education, Personnel and Careers Service.
There will be a range of study visits arranged some of which may be evening trips. There will be a weekend away at local centre learning about Buddhism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingdown School directly.