Philosophy and Ethics at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
Philosophy and Ethics is a popular, well-respected and academically rigorous subject. As the students progress they will explore and understand with ever greater clarity how the theories and writings of thinkers like Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, Freud, Marx and Dawkins have shaped for better or worse the beliefs and values that society generally takes for granted.
This subject involves a great deal of oral debate, and collaborative as well as independent research and written work. It links well with a vast range of other subjects, especially Psychology, Physics, Maths, History and English.
5 A*- C grades at GCSE, including grade B or above in English and Religious Studies. Alternative evidence of higher level thinking skills, an enquiring mind and good oral and written communication skills may be acceptable at the department’s discretion.
Students will be required to pass an aptitude test before being accepted permanently onto the course.
Following acceptance they will be expected to purchase a text book or pay a deposit for one and sign a home-school contract.
Students who have studied this subject have gone on to take a wide range of degrees including Law, Politics, Economics, Classics and the Sciences as well as Philosophy and Theology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.