Philosophy and Ethics

What will I study

Religious Studies is a thought provoking subject questioning contemporary themes. You will develop critical and evaluative skills sought by higher education and employers.  Reflecting upon both religious and secular viewpoints

How will I be assessed

Paper 1: 50% – Philosophy of religion – two compulsory two-part questions, each worth 10 marks and 15 marks.

Ethics and religion – two compulsory two-part questions, each worth 10 marks and 15 marks.

Paper 2: 50% – Study of religion – two compulsory two-part questions, each worth 10 marks and 15 marks relating to the religion chosen.

Why study A Level Philosophy and Ethics

Good interpersonal skills: These include empathy and compassion, intrigue and questioning skills as well as a critical and philosophical approach to key ideas and opinions.

Team working: You will work collaboratively with groups of students in order to achieve goals.

Problem solving: Discovering, analysing and solving problems especially dealing with current ethical issues or finding solutions to philosophical questions.

Good verbal and written communication skills: Discussing and debating important questions, developing an open mind and listening skills as well as mature language and providing you ways to support your ideas. Written skills are intensely developed throughout the year with specific focus on written language, essay writing skills and development of a written argument.

Analytical skills: Develops the ability to gather information (often
through research), articulate, analyse, solve complex problems and make decisions based on the research or information found.

Independent learning: Developing ability to think, act and pursue their own studies autonomously, often through independent work and research

Entry requirements

Standard Grace Academy 6th Form entry requirements.

It can lead to careers such as:

Adaptable to support many career pathways including particularly law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration and the media