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Religion and Philosophy/Ethics AS and A2 at Northampton School for Girls

Course description

Religion and Philosophy develops critical thinking and the ability to devise logical argument. There is the opportunity to understand ethical perspectives on current medical and technological innovations. Students will be able to research and evaluate moral and global issues of today.

Course content

What you will do·        Study moral issues to a greater depth than required at GCSE.·        Learn about the work of famous philosophers of the past.·        Consider ethical perspectives on a variety of issues.·        Be able to grapple with major issues and questions from a number of different viewpoints.

Entry requirements

Your qualifications should include a minimum of a grade B in Religious Education.


For AS you will sit 3 papers, the Foundation paper (33.3%) and Religion and Philosophy 1 (33.3%).For A2 you will sit Religion and Philosophy 2 (15%), Ethics 2 (15%) and the Connections paper (20%)

Future opportunities

Future prospects·        Medicine·        Genetics·        Teaching·        Counselling·        Environment·        Theology·        Law     Politics

Further information

Student comment“I really enjoy studying Religion & Philosophy/Ethics, as it is a very interesting subject that makes you think, and challenges your ideas about issues such as abortion, euthanasia and the existence of God.”

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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