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A Level Philosophy, Ethics & Theology

A Level Philosophy, Ethics & Theology

Staff, Teaching & Learning

Code: 60187414/4610

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."

Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to an enquiring, critical and empathetic approach to the study of religion, philosophy and ethics. Students will be required to look at the writings of philosophers and theologians and recognise the contribution they have made to the fields of philosophy and ethics. You will learn to present and evaluate different viewpoints and be encouraged to debate, discuss and think through the issues raised. During the course students will be encouraged to relate learning to ethical issues that are currently in the news. There are three modules of study, each led by a qualified teacher and specialist in the subject:

• Ethics
• Philosophy of Religion
• Christianity (New Testament Studies)

Who is the course for?

Philosophy, Ethics and Theology aims to promote an enquiring, critical, yet sympathetic study of major beliefs and issues. This subject provides you with the training and skills to think independently and rationally, to be able to present and evaluate different viewpoints and be encouraged to debate and discuss.
The course is not reliant upon any specific faith or belief system and previous knowledge of philosophy and ethics is not required.

How long does it take to complete?

2 Years

What qualifications do I need?

5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language

What award will I achieve?

A Level Religious Studies

Examining/Validating Body:

EDEXCEL

What can I do next?

The skills that you acquire will equip you for a wide range of university courses and career choices: Law, Teaching, Social Work, Public Services, Armed Forces, Business Management.

Philosophy, Ethics and Theology is a rigorous academic discipline and the ability to reason, analyse and form justified opinions is highly valued in all areas.

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