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Philosophy & Ethics at Notre Dame Roman Catholic School

Course description

The course develops the following skills:Essay Writing: expressing yourself clearly and formulating convincing lines of argumentDebating: expressing an argument persuasively and listening to the arguments of othersResearching: seeking details surrounding ethical issues and the views of philosophersPresenting: communicating topics researched to the classAnalysis: weighing up the strengths of arguments and considering issues from many angles This course will appeal to any student who >>>is interested in exploring questions about the existence of God and how we know the difference between right and wrong. You will >>>in Year 12—(H172) - Study two units of assessment which may be awarded as a discrete AS qualification or may be the first half of a full A level Year 13—A2 (H572) - Study two further units of assessment, which taken together with the three AS units leads to a full A level qualification. Course Modules are >>>in Year 12—(H172)G571 : Philosophy of ReligionPlato and Aristotle; Concepts of God; Arguments for the existence of God and criticisms of these; Challenges to religious belief, including the problem of evil and scienceG572 – Religious EthicsTypes of ethical theories; Natural Law; Kantian Ethics; Utilitarianism; Religious Ethics; Applied Ethics: Abortion and the right to a child; Euthanasia; Genetic engineering; War and peaceAS Assessment:Written exams : Philosophy of Religion (1½ hours). Religious Ethics (1½ hours).in Year 13—A2 (H572)G581 – Philosophy of ReligionReligious Language; Religious Experience; Attributes of God; Life, Death and the Soul G582 – Religious EthicsMeta-Ethics; Free will and determinism; the nature and role of conscience; Applied Ethics -including environmental, business and sexual ethics A2 Assessment:Written exams : Philosophy of Religion (1½ hours). Religious Ethics (1½ hours).

Entry requirements

5 GCSE passes and a minimum of a B grade in Religious Studies and English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notre Dame Roman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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