A Level RPE
Studying Philosophy and Ethics enables students to:
- Explore religious, ethical and philosophical concepts, developing their knowledge, understanding and analytical skills
- Develop an enquiring, empathetic and reflective approach to the study of different worldviews
- Reflect on and explore their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning
- Debate topics of right and wrong, good and evil, examining what it means to be human
What can this course lead to?
Studying Philosophy and Ethics:
- Plays a valuable part in preparing students for adult life and lifelong learning
- Helps in developing an awareness of issues related to medical ethics, prejudice and discrimination, sexuality and relationships, cultural, environmental and global conflict
- Offers opportunities for future study and career opportunities related to areas such as: Psychology, History, Biology, English, Politics, Media Studies, Sociology, Medicine, Law and Journalism.
Unit Content [Exam Board: OCR]
UNIT 1 [AS] Philosophy of religion.
UNIT 2 [AS] Religious Ethics
UNIT 3 [A2] Philosophy of Religion.
UNIT 4 [A2] Religious Ethics
Method of Assessment
UNIT 1: 1.5hr exam
UNIT 2: 1.5hr exam.
UNIT 3: 1.5hr exam
UNIT 4: 1.5hr exam.
Minimum entry requirement
B grade at GCSE English and RS (Full Course) or RE (short course).