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Philosophy & Ethics at Denefield School

Course description

Year 12

Philosophy of Religion (1½ hour written paper) Students will take an academic approach to the study of various arguments aimed at either proving the existence of God or establishing his non existence. Through this students will consider questions such as ‘Is God evil’? ‘Is the Universe designed’? and ‘Are science and religion compatible’?

Ethics (1½ hour written paper) Students study a range of ethical issues, such as: What does it mean to be human? Do humans have the right to live, and the choice to die? Is it more important to end pain and suffering or to pursue happiness? Is love all we need?

Year 13

Ethics (1½ hour written paper) Students progress to study issues raised by the question of whether humans are truly free, the nature of human relationships, and ethical issues raised by scientific and technological advances Philosophy of Religion (one and a half hour written paper)

Entry requirements

To study the full range of AS Level subjects you will need to have achieved an average of 46 points from your GCSE qualifications (mostly B grades +) and, a minimum of B grades in science and/or mathematics should you be applying to study these subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years