Philosophy & Ethics
Head of Department: Mrs S Ingram
Religious Studies continues to be one of the most desired and interesting subject areas for students engaging in meaningful dialogue of the world, our society and the people that live in it. Never in the history of education has there been such an incredible incentive to develop and promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of students in the UK. Philosophy and Ethics is the subject that allows us to asks and investigate following questions. ‘Is free will real or just an illusion?’ Or ‘does fate exist? If so, do we have free will?’ ‘What happens to us when we die?’ and ‘How did the universe begin?’ The investigation of these type of questions and the exploration of deep thinking will really enable a great start to a successful future.
What will I study
- The Study of Religion: Christianity and Islam
- Relationships and Families (E.g. Contraception, Marriage, Equality)
- Peace and Conflict (E.g. Terrorism, War, Peace)
- Existence of God (E.g. Philosophical investigations in the existence of God – proving if God does or does not exist)
- Dialogue between religious and non-religious beliefs and attitudes (E.g. Science vs Religion)
How will I be assessed
100% written examination.
Anything else I need to know
- Clear and accurate written communication
- Debating and discussion skills
- Skills of analysis, explanation and making links
- Explore religions and beliefs, reflect on fundamental questions, engage with them intellectually and respond personally
Philosophy and Ethics is a recognisable, valuable academic subject. The topics covered require an ability to be curious, analytical, critical and yet open-minded. All of which, are appealing to employers. This subject reflects an ability to understand other people, which is a requirement in any career dealing with people. In particular, Law, Medicine, Public Services (e.g. Police, Social Work and the National Health Service), Teaching, and Journalism, Counselling, Media, and the Armed Services.