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Philosophy and Ethics AS/A2 Level at Belfairs Academy

Course description

You will study a range of ethical, moral and philosophical issues.

You will be trying to find answers to some of the ultimate questions, such as ‘Is there a God?’, ‘What is the meaning of life?’, ‘What was the origin of the universe?’, What is God really like?’, ‘Can science be religious?’ You will find out what some of the most well-known philosophers throughout the ages have had to say on such issues – be prepared for some heated debates!

You will consider the different ways of making moral decisions and then apply some of these guidelines to relevant and up to date moral issues. Have you ever considered whether abortion and euthanasia can be said to be good? ‘Do humans have a right to life and a right to choose to die?’ ‘How do people make moral decisions?’

Again, you will be able to express your thoughts and debate with your teachers and peers.

An interest in expressing your opinions and taking into account those of others is vital. You do not have to be religious.


Entry requirements

English grade C.



AS Level - 2 x 1¼ hour papers 

 A2 Level - 2 x 1½ hour papers

Both papers for AS and A2 are examined in the summer.

Future opportunities

The course will help to develop research and evaluation skills, useful for progression to University. Careers in Law, Human Resources, Care Work, Teaching, Journalism and Social Work are a common route of progression.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Belfairs Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years