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Philosophy and Ethics AS/A2 Level at The John Fisher School

Course description

This course allows you to answer many of those ‘big’ questions! From ‘Are we truly free?’ to ‘Does God really exist?’ It allows us to explore the plausibility of a ‘Creator God’ whilst recognising the problem of evil and suffering. Lessons are lively and informative and allow you to explore the world of philosophical thought and consider how to decide whether something is morally right or wrong.

Course content

During the course you will study: At AS you will study two units: 1. Philosophy of Religion (G571) Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion. Challenges to religious belief. 2. Religious Ethics (G572) Ethical theories such as Utilitarianism & Deontology. Applied ethics topics, such as abortion and war & peace. At A2 you will study two units: 1. Philosophy of Religion (G581) Religious language, experience and religion, nature of God, life and death and miracle. 2. Religious Ethics (G582) Ethical theories such as free will & conscience. Applied ethics topics, such as business & sexual ethics.

Entry requirements

GCSE Religious Studies Grade B, and GCSE English Language Grade B.

Future opportunities

This A Level will prepare you well for both university and beyond. It directly provides a foundation for courses in Philosophy, Law, Religious Studies & Theology. However, the skills and challenges involved in studying this subject are highly relevant to a wide range of courses in the humanities and social sciences as it provides analytical and reasoning skills which are highly valued by employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Fisher School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

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