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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics A level at Carlton Academy

Course description

PRE offers students the opportunity to question the philosophical and ethical ideas that are present within different religious and non-religious world views. These are important as, even if we are not from a religious tradition, as humans, they inform and shape the society and the values that we live by. Everyday life reflects these dilemmas of thought.

These problems have been the source for some of the most influential and persistent of human questions; how should we live? What are we here for? Are we free? Is there a purpose to it all? What is right and what is wrong and on what basis can we make these decisions? PRE explores a wide variety of answers to these questions, encouraging students to come to their own conclusions.

Course content

Both AS and first year A Level students will study the philosophical views of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato, the nature of the mind body and soul, sexual ethics, moral questions surrounding euthanasia and the nature of religious identities.

The most important feature of students in this subject is your ability to engage with ideas with an open mind. Lessons will involve debates and you will be challenged to explore your own arguments.

Future opportunities

This subject provides an excellent foundation for many jobs as employers are looking for people who can think logically, find unique solutions and communicate them to others. A strong foundation in ethics is excellent for those going into medical services or social work, journalism and publishing. Skills in philosophy greatly enhances a persons employability in scientific, mathematical, legal and political pathways.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

Key information

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

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