Teachers of Philosophy & Ethics
- Mrs S Alder
- Mr J Budny
- Mr J Budzynski-Seymour (Curriculum Leader)
- Mr J Haselden
- Mrs M Hodgson
- Miss G Rejman
- Mr P Thomas
Reasons to Study Philosophy & Ethics
Studying Philosophy and Ethics offers an interesting and intellectually challenging A level. Within lessons you will consider questions and issues that will concern you throughout your adult life. Questions like does our life have purpose, and how should we live? The skills developed are widely transferable for the 21st century including discussion and debate, logical arguments, and critical evaluation. If you have always thought Philosophy and Ethics may be for you, take the jump, you’ll love it!
Our Vision for Philosophy & Ethics
- Charity and Humanitarian Aid Work
Outline of Course
Exam Board: OCR
Exam Structure: 3 x 2hr exam papers sat in the summer of Year 13
Link to specification: A Level Specification Religious Studies (H573)
- Ancient philosophical influences
- arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
- the nature and impact of religious experience
- the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil
- the nature of the soul, mind and body
- the possibility of life after death
- ideas about the nature of God
- issues in religious language.
- Normative ethical theories
- The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance (e.g. abortion, euthanasia)
- Ethical language and thought
- Debates surrounding conscience and freewill
- Influences of Christianity on ethical theories.
Development of Christian thought
- Religious beliefs, values and teachings, and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world.
- Sources of religious wisdom and authority.
- Practices which shape and express religious identity.
- Significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought.
- Key themes related to the relationship between religion and society.