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Philosophy and Ethics (Religious Studies) GCSE at Holy Cross Sixth Form College

Course description

This subject will suit you if:

  • You are willing to explore the views of others as well as examining your own opinions.
  • You enjoy expressing your opinions verbally and in essays.
  • You enjoy working and interacting with others.

Course content

GCSE Philosophy and Ethics offers students the opportunity for the study of religious responses to fundamental questions of life. This specification is suitable for candidates of any religious persuasion or none. There is no necessity for prior learning to undertake study of this specification.

Philosophy of Religion provides the opportunity for study of fundamental philosophical themes, including human experiences of evil and suffering and life after death. It will help you to acquire the ability to think logically, to analyse issues and to express ideas clearly.

Applied Ethics allows the exploration of the significance and impact of religious teachings and attitudes when approaching issues such as medical ethics, human relationships and social injustice.

Entry requirements

This course is recommended for students with 3/4 GCSES at a D or above; although each case will be discussed on its own merits.


Exam board: OCR. Assessment: four 1 hour exam papers in May/June.

Future opportunities

Related Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, English, History, Physics, Biology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Cross Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015

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