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A Level Philosophy & Ethics at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

This is a challenging, interesting and rewarding course. You will develop your thinking about some of the big philosophical questions and learn how to put together a coherent argument.

A qualification in this subject is a highly respected academic qualification for those applying for a university degree course in many subjects. It shows that you are thoughtful, reflective and articulate with an awareness of different  philosophies and world faiths. 

Course content

This is the study of philosophical ideas and questions, ethical theories and applied ethics.

These might include arguments about God’s existence, challenges to religious belief, how we explain evil and suffering in the world, science and religion, how do we know what is right or wrong, Kantian ethics, utilitarianism, Natural Law and religious ethics.                                                                                                          

Exam Board: OCR


Entry requirements

5 9-5 GCSEs, including, grade 5 in RS or grade 5 in English. 


Examinations will be taken at the end of the two-year course. three x 2 hour examinations.

Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

The qualification is relevant to anyone applying for employment in fields where an understanding of people and good communication counts, such as, law, journalism, public relations, the police, teaching, social work and retail and marketing.

Furthermore the problems of morality and ethics are of particular relevance in the fields of medicine, psychology, nursing and TV and the media.

Further information

Rebekah Anderson  — S6H Student

"Philosophy and ethics is extremely interesting and enables you to find your own perspective on different ethical issues. The work can sometimes be hard going but     compared to the facts and opinions you can form it is very worthwhile"

Holly Clarke—S6H Student

“Really fascinating subject! Like all A-level subjects there is a lot of content but all of it is interesting and easy to understand”


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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