Philosophy & Ethics at Notre Dame Roman Catholic School
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 qualification.in 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).
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.