Philosophy and Ethics AS Level at Driffield School
The AS and A2 GCE RE courses require candidates to study two areas: Philosophy and Ethics. During the course you will learn the key concepts, ideas and theories within these areas of study. Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion invites you to ask questions, to challenge your views and the view of others, to agree, disagree, think, debate, discuss and to enquire. The topics covered at GCE builds on many of the units studied at GCSE. You will learn about the contribution of significant people, traditions or movements to philosophy. You will also learn about major ethical theories and how they are used by people to justify the decisions they make in areas such as abortion, euthanasia, war and sex.
5 A* - C in subjects at GCSE must include Religious Studies and English.
The AS GCE is made up of two units which are externally assessed by written examination. Examinations will be available only in the June examination session. The Advanced Subsidiary GCE is both a ‘stand-alone’ qualification and also the first half of the A2 course and form 50% of the corresponding four-unit Advanced GCE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.