Philosophy & Ethics at Richard Hale School
Exam Body: OCR
What students can expect of the course
AS unit 1 50%
AS unit 2 50%
Religious Ethics 1 - The unit will introduce students to the study of ethical theory and introduce some of the key ethical theories. Assessment is via a written paper, one and a half hours long.
Philosophy of Religion 1 - The unit will explore the origins of the universe through initial discussion of early Greek philosophy and then explore philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God. Assessment is via a written paper, one and a half hours long.
A2 unit 3 25%
A2 unit 4 25%
Religious Ethics 2 - The unit allows students to explore ethical issues including conscience, free will and determinism and the application of ethical theories to the environment and sex and relationships. Assessment is via a written paper, one and a half hours long.
Philosophy of Religion 2 - This unit will explore a range of topics such as death and the afterlife, the nature of God, religious language and the concept of miracles. There will be a considerable scope for reasoned debate over all of these ultimate questions. Assessment is via a written paper, one and a half hours long.
GCSE English language grade C or better. Whilst a GCSE in RE is not essential an interest in the subject is. A grade B in subjects such as History or English Literature would be beneficial. The subject fits well with History, Politics, English, Psychology and the Sciences.
Please see above for details.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Hale School directly.