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AS/A2 Philosophy and Ethics at Bourne End Academy

Course description

Topics covered in Ethical Theory include Meta Ethics; Moral Relativism; Virtue Ethics;
Natural Law; Kant; Utalitarianism; Absolute and Relative Morality; Religious methods of
Ethical Decision Making versus secular methods of Ethical Decision Making eg: Humanism;
the Divine Command Theory; Natural Law; Free Will and Determinism; the nature and role
of Conscience.
Topics covered in Practical Ethics are the application of religious and non-religious systems
to practical ethics - medical ethics; abortion; euthanasia; the right to life; the right to a
child; genetic engineering and embryo research; business and environmental ethics; sexual
ethics; war, peace and justice. An understanding of the ways in which the ethical systems
might be applied to issues raised by these areas and religious responses to these issues.
Topics covered in Philosophy include Plato and the Theory of the Forms; Aristotle; Concepts
of God; Arguments for the existence of God; Challenges to belief; Religious Experience;
Nature of God; Life and Death of the Soul.

Entry requirements

Philosophy and Ethics can be studied without a GCSE in RS. However if your have studied RS, a GCSE Grade B is desirable. A GCSE Grade C in English is essential, with a Grade B being desirable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bourne End Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2014

Key information

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