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A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Huddersfield New College

Course description

A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Religion is a fascinating and enlightening subject, opening up a world of opportunity for your future! You will explore a range of beliefs, and examine the very nature of existence. Topics include:

- Buddhist philosophy and practices – do we have a ‘self’?

- Mediation – both practical and theoretical

- Arguments for and against the existence God

- The nature and problem of evil – does evil even exist?

- Free will and determinism – do we have free will?

- Ethical thought - is there a standard of morality?

- Utilitarianism, situation ethics and natural law – ways of making ethical decisions


Course content

How do the beliefs we hold shape our views of the wider world? You will discuss and debate topics as diverse as the ethics of nuclear deterrents to the Classical Greek philosophies on what makes a ‘good life’. You will explore the very fundamentals of the universe and apply it to your own existence and beliefs; under the direction of our qualified teachers you will question your views, share your ideas, and listen and respect the views of others – prepare to be challenged!

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature and grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE History or English Literature.

General entry criteria will also apply, this is available on our website.

Future opportunities

This is a facilitating subject, supporting a wide range of progression routes. Students can progress to degree courses in Philosophy, Humanities, English, Law and Anthropology. Due to the ethical nature of the course it is widely valued in careers such as the Police and Medicine.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 January 2019
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