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Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics A level at Charters School

Course description

The course provides a critical approach to the consideration of moral and philosophical issues.  Students study the theories of philosophers such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and Aquinas to contemporary discourse from Bertrand Russell and Richard Dawkins.  An integral part of the course is to apply theories to contemporary issues of importance for example Euthanasia and Business Ethics.

Course content

Unit 1: Philosophy; Unit 2: Ethics; Unit 3: Study of Religion.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have an interest in current affairs, to use an enquiring critical and empathetic approach to the study of religious, political and legal events and ethical developments in society. GCSE Religious Studies is not a pre-requisite for this course but you do need to meet the minimum academic standards set out in our sixth form entry requirements.

Future opportunities

RS Philosophy and Ethics is highly regarded by universities and employers as it proves that you are able to think, discuss and evaluate. It is an excellent preparation for any humanities degree.

It particularly prepares students for the following careers

  • Legal and medical services
  • Journalism and publishing
  • Education and social work
  • Broadcast, film, video and media sector
  • Politics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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