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Philosophy & Ethics AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Philosophy and Ethics is a challenging and empowering course which prepares students for the ever changing issues of the 21st Century. In the quest for knowledge, Philosophy and Ethics can provide some of the foundations. Students will study a range of scholars within 3 sections of Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Religious thought, based on Christianity. It enables you to make more sense of the world, and it overlaps into every aspect of life, particularly high-interest topics currently being discussed. Although a highly academic subject, Philosophy and Ethics can be applied to everyday life. It equips students with many life skills such as communication, analysis critical thinking and team work. As well as this, it helps create the independent thinkers of your generation!

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Religious Studies is desirable. English Literature Grade 6 or above is highly recommended.


Philosophy and Ethics A-Level is assessed by exam only. Students will sit three exams at the end of the 2 year A-level course. Each exam will be 2 hours in duration and will include assessment in the form of essay questions.

Future opportunities

We live in a society today where people want answers to ethical and philosophical questions! Philosophy and Ethics combines well with almost all other AS and A Level subjects such as History, Geography, Law, Sociology, Psychology and English. In addition, if taken with the Sciences and Mathematics, Religious Studies will give you a broad based curriculum.

Typically A-Level Philosophy and Ethics students go on to Higher Education. The transferable skills from Philosophy and Ethics are much sought after by employers and would be very beneficial for careers in Teaching, Medicine, Law, Police, Psychologist, Researcher, Social Work and Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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