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Philosophy & Ethics A Level at Verulam School

Course description

This course is suitable for you if you are interested in and want to explore personal values, opinions and attitudes surrounding current moral issues and life’s ultimate questions. A study of Philosophy and Ethics will help you to develop knowledge and understanding about ultimate questions and current moral issues.

The A- Level course is designed to help you develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach appropriate to the specialist study of Philosophy and Ethics as well as transferable analytical skills of enquiry. Many employers and Universities value the skills that are fostered through a course such as this.

Following a successful completion of this course there are a variety of career opportunities that students could follow including: Law, Accountancy, Medicine, Commerce and Industry, Politics and Research, Business Management, Journalism, Civil Service and, of course, Teaching.

Course Content


Unit: The Philosophy of Religion

  • Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion
  • Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion
  • Traditional arguments for the existence of God
  • Challenges to religious belief.

Unit: Religious Ethics

  • Ethical theories
  • Applied ethics topics


Unit: The Philosophy of Religion

  • Religious language
  • Experience and religion
  • Nature of God
  • Life and death
  • Miracle

Unit: Religious Ethics

  • Meta-Ethics
  • Free will and determinism
  • Conscience
  • Virtue ethics
  • Applied ethics topics

Entry requirements

At least a B GCSE grade in a Humanities subject and a B in English. The course does not assume or require any previous study of Philosophy and Ethics. You do not need a GCSE in Religious Studies although it is helpful.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

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