Philosophy and Ethics (RE) A Level at Queensbury Academy
The Ethics element contains various major ethical theories including Kantian ethics, Utilitarianism, Natural Law, Virtue Ethics, Situation Ethics and Egoism. We learn to apply these and explore deeply practical issues such as sexual ethics and euthanasia. We also analyse philosophical issues in ethics such as metaethics (ethical language), the nature of the conscience, free will and determinism, and the relationship between ethics and religion.
The third element focuses on the development of religious thought on human nature, immortality and revelation. We study different ways of interpreting the Bible and analyse the development of beliefs about Jesus. We also explore challenges to religious belief from secularism and social sciences.
Grade 5 or better in English Language and grade 5 at GCSE Ethics and Philosophy.
Each element is assessed through a 2 hour written examination at the end of the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury Academy directly.