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Philosophy and Ethics A Level at St Nicholas Catholic High School

Course description

The Philosophy of Religion units look at the relationship between Philosophy and Religion and develop an understanding of the continuous debate as to why people “believe in God”. They look at the role of reason in the religious debate. They also enquire into the attributes of God, and this covers issues such as Evil and Suffering, Life after Death.
The Religious Ethics units develop the understanding of the notion of right and wrong. A theoretical basis is developed from which one looks at practical examples, such as medical issues like abortion and euthanasia, and world issues such as genetic engineering, war, sexual ethics, and environmental ethics, in the light of philosophical thinkers throughout history. Students are encouraged to question: how do we keep pace with advances (or otherwise) in medical knowledge and techniques?

Course content

Philosophy of Religion (I)
Religious Ethics (I)
Philosophy of Religion (II)
Religious Ethics (II)

Entry requirements

GCSE Religious Studies grade B or above. If not previously studied, GCSE English Language grade B or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Nicholas Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years