Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at Sir William Ramsay School
Philosophy & Ethics is a fascinating subject which appeals to anyone with an interest in ancient and modern beliefs. The course builds on knowledge, understanding and skills gained from GCSE Religious Studies but it is open to everyone on an AS level programme as no specialist knowledge is required.
The AS level qualification is a one-year course divided into 2 units of work covering different themes. The units are assessed by exams in June of Year 12. Students who wish to achieve a full A level qualification will progress into the second year of the course and study two A2 level units chosen from a range of options.
AS Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion
Ancient Greek Influences on Philosophy of Religion; JudaeoChristian Influences on Philosophy of Religion; Traditional Arguments for the Existence of God; Challenges to Religious Belief.
AS Unit 2: Religious Ethics
Ethical Theories; Applied Ethics Topic
A2 Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion
Religious Language; Experience and Religion; Nature of God; Life and Death; Miracle
A2 Unit 2: Religious Ethics
Meta-ethics; Free Will and Determinism; Conscience; Virtue Ethics; Applied Ethics Topics
Students wishing to join the Philosophy and Ethics group will normally have achieved at least 5 higher grade GCSEs including grade C in English and grade C in GCSE Philosophy and Ethics. They should also have enquiring minds, enjoy reading & researching and be able to communicate fluently in spoken and written English.
Philosophy & Ethics involves the study of a wide range of beliefs and issues and helps students to develop academic and intellectual skills which serve as valuable preparation for Further or Higher Education study or the world of work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Ramsay School directly.