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Religious Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at Wymondham High School

Course description

IF YOU WANT TO BE challenged to look at the world from new and exciting perspectives... to pit your wits against philosophical and ethical arguments which have their origins in ancient Greek philosophy... consider and debate some of the most pressing questions mankind faces... if you do, DO RPE! This course is an objective and academic study of ethical and philosophical questions, and the secular and religious responses to those issues. The nature and content of this course means that it combines well both with the Humanities subjects such as Sociology, Geography, History and English as well as with Science subjects such as Biology and Physics. The course is suitable for students of any religious background or none. It is not necessary to have studied Religious Education at GCSE in order to follow this course. Candidates who wish to follow this course should have an interest in finding out about the world in which they live and in understanding people. They need a willingness to consider, analyse and reflect on issues of human concern. The ability to communicate ideas both orally and in writing and to be able to offer and sustain a critical line of argument is also important.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement to have studied Religious Studies at GCSE in order to take this course.

Future opportunities

Religious Studies is accepted as a good academic qualification when applying for courses in higher education. The study requires a great deal of philosophical thought which is an excellent preparation for many university courses. It is a useful discipline for anyone who wishes to work closely with people in careers like medicine, social work or teaching. The philosophical and ethical nature of this course means that it is popular with anyone considering legal work, journalism, broadcasting, the police or the armed forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

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