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Ethics and Philosophy A Level at Gordano School

Course description

Ethics & Philosophy looks at the deepest questions of them all. Is there a meaning to life? Can we prove that God does or does not exist? Is there life after death? Which is the real me – my mind or my body? What do we mean by ‘goodness’?

Course content

You will study what we mean by the words ‘good’ and ‘right’ and will consider whether we have a conscience (and what this might be!). You will also consider apply your AS theories to sexual ethics.

You will build on your work at AS by studying the concept of religious language and ideas about the nature of God.

You will study the development of different strands of Buddhism, and will consider the
relationship between Buddhism and society in both the Far East and the West. The challenges of Buddhism will also be explored.

Future opportunities

This subject is therefore highly regarded as a rigorous academic degree course, which will develop a wide range of thinking skills and can be combined with most subjects. Ethics & Philosophy trains you to think about the deepest questions and put forward convincing arguments of your own.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 January 2017

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