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RE/Philosophy and Ethics AS/A level at Hatch End High School

Course description

If you are interested in questions about what is real and what is true, or social, religious and ethical issues, then this is the subject for you.

Course content

We will look at the origins of philosophy: why should we be moral? How can we have knowledge about the world? Followed by various religious philosophical topics including proofs for the existence of God and challenges to these arguments. We will also look at the theory behind ethical issues such as abortion, war, human rights, euthanasia and crime.

How will I be taught?

In lessons, use of i-Learning, resource packs, text books and discussion groups. Independent study will mainly be reading and written tasks.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C / 9-5 to include Maths & English Language at grades C+/5+.


You will be assessed for this course at the end of Year 13 by examinations. There is no coursework for this subject,

Future opportunities

Philosophy and Ethics is highly regarded by universities and provides excellent analytic skills that will be crucial for professional and academic development in law, business, journalism, politics and many other areas.

Further information

What equipment will I need?

Just the usual for classroom work—pens and paper and folders. You will also need to course text book once you are enrolled.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hatch End High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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