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A Level Philosophy and Ethics (Religious Studies) at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

The course is an ideal introduction to contemporary philosophy and ethics. There are four units of study to make up the full A Level (2 for AS and 2 for A2).

The AS unit G571 consists of the philosophy of religion: the many arguments for and against the existence of God as well as the influence of the Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle.

AS unit G572 focuses on ethics, and scholars such as Kant, Bentham and Mill. These ethical systems are then applied to practical areas such euthanasia, abortion, genetics and war.

The A2 unit G581 consists of topics such as virtue, ethics, free will and determinism, the conscience; these are applied to sexual ethics and the environment.

A2 unit G582 is made up of the nature of God, religious experience, miracles, life after death, and religious and ethical language (Meta-ethics).


Candidates answer essay type questions in an examination for each of the units. There is no coursework on this course.

AS – 2 Papers – 90 minutes each
A2 – 2 Papers – 90 minutes each

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Visits to day conferences in London

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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