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Mrs King

Mrs Murphy-Dunn

Entry Requirements: 

This is a literacy based subject, so students must have gained a grade 4 in one of the following literacy based subjects:

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and
Grade 4 in GCSE English Literature and
Grade 4 in GCSE in a Humanities subject

Course Overview: 

Philosophy and Ethics is an interesting and diverse subject which provides a critical approach to the consideration of moral and philosophical issues.  Students study the theories of philosophers such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and Aquinas to contemporary discourse from Bertrand Russell and Richard Dawkins.  An integral part of the course is to apply theories to contemporary issues of importance for example Euthanasia and Business Ethics.

Students are expected to have an interest in current affairs and to use an enquiring critical and empathetic approach to the study of religious, political and legal events and ethical developments in society. GCSE Religious Studies is not a pre-requisite for this course.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 2 Year
Exam Board: OCR                           

A two year course with three exams taken at the end of the second year.          
Philosophy, Ethics, Developments in Christian Thought

Qualification Gained: 

A Level in Religious Education

Career Opportunities: 

Previous students have gone into a wide range of subjects and disciplines, such as:

2023 - English Literature and Language, Social Sciences, Human Resource Apprenticeships, Education Studies
2021– English Literature, psychology, Social work, philosophy & Ethics, History and Physics 
2020 - Human Resources, Law, Theology, History, Business and PR.
2019 - Criminology, Law, English, Education, Psychology, Philosophy, Theology
2018 – Midwifery, Mental Health, Education, Social Work, Chemistry, English
2017 – Nursing, Ancient History, Archaeology, Economics, Law, IT, Education, Physics, Film

Subject Links: 

Psychology, History, Law, Sociology, Business, Drama, English, Art