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Philosophy, Religion & Ethics at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

This course helps students develop their interest in and enthusiasm for a rigerous study of philosophy, religion and ethics and their relation to the wider world.

Course content


  • Philosophy - Arguements for the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering, religious experiences
  • Ethics - Virtue ethics, situation ethics, natural moral law, applied ethics (medical ethics, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights)
  • Christianity - Sources of wisdom, God, self, death and the afterlife, expressions of religious identitiy, good conduct and moral principles


  • Philosophy - Religious language, miracles, self and life after death
  • Ethics - Meta-ethics, freewill and moral responsibility, conscience, Bentham and Kant
  • Christianity - Religion and gender/sexuality, religion and science, religion and secularisation, religion and pluralism.


Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE including maths and English at a high level.


Future opportunities

Theology, Philosophy, Social Sciences, English and History. Philosophy and Ethics helps to develop skills of critical thinking in addition to subject specific knowledge. It is therefore an ideal start for careers related to teaching, social work, human resources, and medicine and is a perfect qualification to support any career which requires interaction with the public.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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