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Philosophy and Ethics A level at Hylands School

Course description

Paper 1 Philosophy and Religion

  • The design argument
  • The cosmological argument
  • The ontological argument
  • The nature of religious experiences
  • The problem of evil and suffering
  • Religious language
  • Works of philosophers Dawkins Westphal, Russell and Copleston
  • Religious experiences
  • Life after Death
  • Religion and science, ref to Dawkins and Darwin

Paper 2 Religion and Ethics

  • Environmental issues equality
  • Utilitarianism
  • Situation ethics
  • Natural Moral law
  • War and peace
  • Sexual ethics
  • Ethical language
  • Deontology
  • Medical ethics: beginning and end of life issues

Paper 3 A Study of Christianity

  • Beliefs and values
  • Wisdom and authority
  • Religious identity
  • Social and historical developments
  • Works of scholars
  • Religion and society

Entry requirements

 Non GCSE RE students may apply but must have a minimum C grade in GCSE English

Future opportunities

A level Philosophy and Ethics is a good basis for going on to study at university. The key skills required – communication, IT, working with others, problem solving and improving your own learning and performance are key for students following university courses. Career opportunities include teaching, nursing, police and army.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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