A Level Philosophy of Religion and Religous Ethics at Christ's School and Sixth Form
Philosophy literally means the love of wisdom and is the study of the ultimate questions in life.
This course in Philosophy and Ethics will offer the enquiring student an opportunity to investigate the underlying ideas and assumptions that shape our society. Such study often provides illuminating insights into many of today's dilemmas such as nuclear
deterrence, the existence of God, the problem of evil and many more fundamental questions.
The A Level is comprised of a number of modules in Philosophy and Ethics.
Unit 1 -Philosophy of Religion/Ethics
Unit 2 -Investigation of existentialism's contribution to the Philosophy of Religion focused around key questions: Why be moral? What is a good life? How should we live?
Unit 3 -Philosophy of Religion/Religious Ethics
The study of the subject is divided between philosophy of religion and ethics. In the philosophy of religion course, you will study Ancient Greek and Judaeo-Christian metaphysical views, and become acquainted with works of Plato and Aristotle, as well as key biblical passages.
You will study the philosophical arguments for the existence of God devised by the-ologians throughout history, and also look at challenges to religious belief, such as the so-called 'problem of evil'.
The study of ethics equips you with knowledge and understanding of various forms of ethical theories. The main focus will be on natural moral law and other forms of Christian ethics, Kantian ethics and Utilitarianism. You will also practise applying these theories to topical issues such as abortion, fertility treatment, genetic engineer-ing, euthanasia and war.
Students need a B grade in a humanities subject and a B grade in English
This will be done through two 90 minute examinations at the end of AS and A2. Students will be assessed through essay writing and on their ability to select and demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct terminology.
With its academic rigour and essay approach, this subject will benefit many future degree studies. Philosophy and Ethics A level has helped lead students into diverse careers such as Law, Medicine, Economics, Psychology and Media.
Annual subject specialist conferences, visiting speakers on a wide range of topics, links with other sixth form and London based events.
How to apply
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