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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion A/S at Immanuel College

Course description

This is a course run by the RE department. 75% of the course is a study of philosophy from the greats of Ancient Greece to the modern philosophers. We consider such questions as why are we here? How do we know what is right and wrong? Is there life after death? Do we have free will or is our future already decided? A major aspect of the course is a study into an area of medical ethics which, apart from being of great interest, would be useful for those considering a career in medicine. The other 25% is a study of the Fourth Gospel, ideal for students interested in History and English Literature.

Course content

The course will allow students to learn to articulate challenging ideas and theories through different forms of communication whilst developing the following skills: extended writing, analysis, evaluation, enquiry, debating, empathizing, presenting information, research and high level thinking. This course is highly regarded by universities and employers for the skills and standards it develops and demands.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above.


The Students:'I have found PER to be a broader subject than I thought, tacklingthe big issues of the day. I recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy in-depth study. Ithas proved to be surprisingly relevant to our world today and has taught me how to researchand write about interesting topics.'

Future opportunities

For anyone considering a career working with people this course is invaluable as it will open your eyes to new perspectives and ways of thinking about life and what it means to be human.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Immanuel College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 years