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Philosophy and Ethics (WJEC) - Delivered at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The aims of the course are to encourage students to develop their interest and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of Philosophy and Ethics and relate it to the wider world; to treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge; adapt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of Philosophy and Ethics and reflect on and develop their own value and opinions and attitude in the light of their learning.

Course content

Course content: RS1/2 PHIL: An introduction to the Philosophy of Religion: •The existence of God: Cosmological arguments •The existence of God: Teleological arguments •Evil and suffering •An introduction to religious experience: Mysticism RS1/2 ETH: An introduction to Religion and Ethics •Natural Moral Law •Situation Ethics •Utilitarianism •Applied Ethics (Sexual orientation, sex outside of marriage, marriage)

Entry requirements

Students are required to have gained a GCSE Religious Studies grade between an A*-B in order to study GCE Philosophy and Ethics.

Assessment

RS1: Written Paper: 1 hour 45 minutes Four structured essay questions will be set. Candidates will be required to answer two. All questions will test: A01 (Knowledge and understanding) - 30 marks A02 (Evaluative skills) - 15 marks RS2: Written Paper: 1 hour 45 minutes Four structured essay questions will be set. Candidates will be required to answer two. All questions will test: A01 (Knowledge and understanding) - 30 marks A02 (Evaluative skills) - 15 marks

Financial information

N/A

Future opportunities

Those studying A Level in the past have gone on to study in such diverse fields as Law, Medicine, English, History, Journalism and Sports Science - as well as Thelogy and Philospophy and Ethics. 

Further information

What courses compliment Philosophy and Ethics?

Most students stuyding Philosphy and Ethics will combine their studies with subjects from Humanities and Social Sciences such as History, Geography, Sociology and Psychology. In the past students have studied Philosophy and Ethics alongside Science, providing a good balance of subjects, espeically if students are going on to study Medicine at university. Philosophy and Ethics has no coursework so it would combine well with subjects with a heavier coursework load.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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