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Philosophy and Ethics A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

The knowledge, understanding and skills required in the Philosophy and Ethics course are highly valued by employers and universities.

The subject includes many other disciplines which put you in a good position to apply for any course at university. If you wish to go directly into work, this qualification will be of particular help in professions which involve dealing with people (such as management, medicine, teaching, police, the armed services), or involve issues, arguments, opinion and debate (such as law, journalism, politics).

Course content

The course looks at a variety of topics including ethics, ethical cases, ancient Philosophers, arguments for the existence of God, religious teachings and philosophy and religion in contemporary society. 


In the Year 12 course the topics covered are:

  • How do we really know what is real?
  • Does God exist?
  • Is abortion ever right?
  • How can we challenge religious beliefs?
  • Where do we get our morality?


In the Year 13 course the topics covered are: 

  • What happens when we die?
  • Do miracles ever happen?
  • Can a religious experience prove God exists?
  • Business ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Environmental ethics


This content builds on the understanding developed at Key Stage 4.

Entry requirements

GCSE RS Grade B and GCSE English Grade B


Candidates will be examined at the end of the course.

There is no coursework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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