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A Level Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

Whilst it is not essential to have studied GSCE RE, it is essential that you enjoy the subject. Philosophy covers the big questions in life such as ‗How did the world begin?‘ and ‗Is there a God?‘ Ethics examines how we should behave in certain situations and right and wrong actions. You will have to learn different theories be able to apply them to various situations and evaluate their relevance.

Course content

Unit 1— Ethics

Unit 2 – Philosophy of Religion

Unit 3 – Religions Experience

Unit 4 – Ethics

Entry requirements

Grade A*-B is required in RE (either full or short course), and a grade B or higher in English, as this is an essay based course. If students have achieved a C in either subject they must speak directly to the course leader to discuss the suitability of the course.

Future opportunities

This course will allow you the opportunity to develop your skills in analysing philosophical and ethical values, beliefs and ideas. It will also enable you to further your own perspective on ultimate issues concerning life and the world. It is a recognised qualification for entrance to university and can lead to a number of varied career paths, including: banking, media, journalism, law, teaching, social work, and more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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