A Level Philosophy and Ethics at Garth Hill College
Philosophy and Ethics is the academic and critical study of different worldviews where we will explore key questions from a number of perspectives. If you find the following questions interesting, this might be the subject for you:
Where did the universe come from? Has science made God irrelevant? Can we decide if someone else should live or die? What does it mean to be ‘good’?
Content of the AS course
Philosophy: 90 minute exam 2 questions from a choice of 4, each question 25 marks & 10 mark essays.
Ancient Greek influences on philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Forms, Aristotle’s Cause and Purpose in the universe.
Traditional arguments for the existence of God: Ontological, Cosmological and Teleological. Criticisms of these arguments including Darwin, Freud and Hume. Challenges to belief: The problem of evil, religion and science.
Ethics: 90 minute exam 2 questions from a choice of 4, each question 25 marks & 10 mark essays.
Criticism of Ethical models: Natural law, Kantian ethics, Utilitarianism, Religious Ethics. Applied ethics: Abortion, Euthanasia, Genetic Engineering, War.
Good literacy skills, GCSE English at grade B or above is recommended. The ability to analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions mean that GCSE RS, History and Science are also relevant to this course.
The ability to think critically, articulate yourself and understand others is relevant to any career where you work with people and need to get your point across, particularly: Legal services, teaching, social work, medical careers, journalism, youth work, civil service, armed forces, charity work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Garth Hill College directly.