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Philosophy of Religion and Ethics A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

This subject draws its content from a range of different religions and beliefs, as well as considering philosophical and ethical approaches to religion.The course encourages the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of students.

Philosophy and Ethics offers the opportunity to investigate, study and interpret significant religious, philosophical and ethical arguments, theories and questions. Students with a genuine interest in developing original thinking skills, reasoning and the ability to consider the fundamental questions of life, death, existence and reality, would find this course highly satisfying, as would students who are interested in natural and social sciences.

Philosophy and Ethics is also an appealing subject choice because it complements many of the other subject choices offered at Bacon’s. For example, like Mathematics it develops logical thinking and reasoning skills as well as exploring and challenging scientific forms of knowledge and scientific theories.

Geographical and historical contexts and insights are crucial to understanding how philosophy and religion have developed, while Modern Foreign Languages helps to reinforce a more informed awareness of cultural diversity. Business Studies is also helpful when considering the ethical issues and dilemmas of contemporary society.

Course content

AS-Level: Philosophy of Religion I & Religious Ethics I

A2-Level: Philosophy of Religion 2 & Religious Ethics 2

Entry requirements

Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including a B in English Language. If Religious Education has been studied at GCSE, students should have achieved at least a grade ‘B’.



Future opportunities

Whether your plans are based on employment or undergraduate study after Sixth Form, prospective employers and admissions officers will favour students who are able to critically assess complex ideas and formulate arguments based on sound reasoning. Careers in fields as diverse as Law, Medicine, Economics, Psychology, Politics and the media are commonplace to students of Philosophy and Ethics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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