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Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at Sir John Talbot's Technology College

Course description

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy and Ethics.
  • Provide you with a broad introduction to philosophy; the philosophy of religion; ethics and the study of ethical dilemmas.
  • Gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques.
  • Develop the ability to reason, form your own judgements, express yourself coherently.
  • Contribute to the process of debate and consider philosophical problems through the study of religion and ethics.

Will this course suit me?

If you have enjoyed Humanities in the past and have demonstrated skills in English Language and Literature this course may be of interest to you. The way in which we study requires you to approach abstract problems with a clear, reasoning and open mind. The course required excellent reading and literacy skills. The exam is a full written paper which requires you to produce well-reasoned analytical essays. Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades). 

It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE. 

You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.

Future opportunities

  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Politics
  • Other Humanities Courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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