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Philosophy and Ethics AS at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

This course will encourage your interest in and enthusiasm for religious studies. It will provide you with anunderstanding of its intrinsic value and significance.You willacquire an understanding of different philosophical theories and debate different ethical situations.

The AS is comprisedof two modules Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics. As with all the humanities subjects, you will acquire a broad skill set, such as analysis, interpretation, critical thinking and the ability to produce extended evaluative pieces of writing.

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at grade C or above including minimum grade B in English and Maths. 

This is a natural progression for students that have studied Religious Studies at GCSE level. Whilst a knowledge of religious studies would be beneficial it is not essential for anyone wishing to study for this course.


100% examination.

Future opportunities

Religious studies and philosophy are both well-respected subjects that compliment other humanities or art based topics and can lead to a wide range of careers such as law, journalism, archaeology, management, politics, the Civil Service or social work.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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      We aim to treat students as individuals and to bring out the best in each student. This includes achievement to the best of their potential, but more particularly their personal development so that they can play a full and positive role in our local community and society in general. The school believes that education is essentially a partnership between parents and teachers and we actively seek to practise this.

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