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Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at Egglescliffe School

Course description

Philosophy and Ethics together make up AS level Religious Studies and are assessed by examinations and a personal investigation into one area of study. At A2, knowledge, understanding and skills learnt at AS level are developed further and assessed by examination, including one that focuses on the implications of beliefs and values for religion and human experience.

This course is invaluable in improving skills of textual analysis, critical argument and communication.

Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to explore controversial ethical dilemmas such as war and peace, abortion and euthanasia and sexual identity. It also allows you to indulge your desires to argue with other students about the origins of the universe, suffering and evil and whether miracles are real or imaginary.

At A2 questions relating to issues such as life after death and justice, law and punishment are considered in depth. The questions of origin, purpose and destiny are further developed by studying the Hindu perspective on these topics.

This course is invaluable in improving skills of textual analysis, critical argument and communication.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including English Language and Maths.

Subject Specific

You should want to discuss ideas, develop your own views, explore the views of others, participate in group activities and read widely around the subject. Five GCSEs at grades A*-B (including English Language) are desirable. Grade B in English language is advised.

Financial information

Are there any expenses involved?

Cost of admission to Religious Studies study days at various universities.

Future opportunities

Previous students have gone on to study a variety of subjects at degree level including Religious Studies and Philosophy, Law, Medicine and have embarked on careers in the Police Force, Sales, Management, Teaching, Research, Nursing and Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Egglescliffe School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

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