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Philosophy and Ethics AS/A at Ormskirk School

Course description

It is worth considering seriously this subject if: You are interested in moral issues, social and personal. You are interested in philosophical and religious ideas and would enjoy studying the subject in some depth. You require an Arts/Humanities ‘A’ or ‘AS’ level qualification for entrance to a degree or diploma course. In class a relaxed, friendly and caring atmosphere prevails where students are encouraged to express opinions, participate in discussions and group work, and lead seminars. Homework is set on a regular basis and deadlines are expected to be met. You will be expected to prepare for lessons by reading round the issues being studied and making your own notes.You will be kept informed of relevant lectures, day conferences and residential courses. SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - It is an advantage to have gained GCSE at grade C or above in Religious Studies. However, if you have not taken Religious Studies at that level, it is still possible to follow the Philosophy and Ethics ‘A’ or ‘AS’ level course. Indeed a high percentage of our students do not have GCSE RS. A genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, combined with a willingness to do the necessary background reading, should lead to success.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses as a general preparation for a higher education course or as a foundation for studying Theology or Religious Studies at Higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Religious issues such as a Social Worker, Priest, Counsellor or Teacher. As with the other humanities, Religion is a good foundation for entering employment as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in sectors where people are the main focus.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years