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Farlingaye High School

Farlingaye High School

philosophy, ethics and development in religious thought

Philosophy Ethics RE

Specification:

OCR

 

Qualification type:

A Level

 

Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

Religious Education 5 or English Language 5

 

Subject description:

A subject for those who think.  A subject for those who care.  A subject for those who wish to search.

 

Philosophy of Religion

Ancient philosophical influences - Plato and Aristotle Body, Mind and Soul Arguments for the existence of God Religious experience Challenge to belief: Problem of evil Nature of God Language: Speaking about the unspeakable.

 

Ethics - How/why can we live ethically?

Normative ethics: utilitarianism, Kantian ethics

Applied ethics: Abortion, Euthanasia, Business

Ethical language: what do we mean by good or bad?

What is the Conscience?

Sexual ethics

 

Developments in religious thought

What does it mean to be human?

Knowledge of God

Gender

Socialism and Political Action

Liberation theology

 

How the course is assessed:

100% examinations at the end of Year 13.

 

Post-18 opportunities:

This A Level can be used to access a wide range of higher education courses. It has particular relevance for those entering the caring professions and can also be used to gain entry to careers involving dealing with the public generally, eg law, commerce, public relations, journalism medicine, education, politics and theology.

 

It is widely respected by Universities. Moreover, the opportunity to explore the biggest questions in the universe with others means that post-18 you will never see the world the same way again!

 

Teacher responsible:   Mr R Noble.