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Philosophy and Ethics at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study Philosophy and Ethics?

Philosophy and Ethics will help you to develop the intellectual skills and perspectives needed to face the ethical and ideological challenges of the contemporary world. Do you ask ‘why?’ when told to tidy your room or when given an instruction in class? Do you often think ‘what’s the point?’ when given a task to do? Do you ever wonder if we are really alive or if we are dreaming? If so, you are searching for answers and Philosophy and Ethics could be for you! In lessons you will explore the bigger questions of life and morality, challenge concepts of right and wrong and reach your own viewpoints on life. You will analyse and evaluate some of the greatest philosophical arguments that have been debated and contested over thousands of years. In so doing, you will develop the skills of debate, critical analysis, evaluation and essay-writing.

What will I learn about?

At AS you will study Philosophy topics including: Plato; Aristotle; the concept of God as creator; the goodness of God; traditional arguments for the existence of God; and challenges to religious belief: problem of evil; religion and science. You will also study Ethics topics including: absolute and relative morality; natural law; Kant and the categorical imperative; utilitarianism; Christian ethics; medical ethics: abortion, euthanasia, the right to life, the right to a child; genetic engineering and embryo research; and peace & justice.

At A2 you will study Philosophy topics including: life after death; miracles; religious experience; the nature of god; religious language; and revelations and Holy Scripture. You will also study ethics topics including: meta ethics, virtue ethics, free will and determinism; conscience, environmental and business ethics and sexual ethics.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C including a grade B in English (Language or Literature) and at least a grade B in short course or full course R.E.

You do not need to have studied full course R.E.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2015

Key information

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