Philosophy and Ethics - Key Stage 5
Students who choose to study Philosophy and Ethics at Key Stage 5 follow the AQA Religious Studies A level course.
Philosophy and Ethics at Marlborough is taught by teachers who are incredibly enthusiastic and love teaching their subject. Lessons are informative, engaging and thought-provoking, giving students the opportunity to debate their ideas with their peers, challenging them to reflect on and refine their own thoughts.
Component 1: Philosophy of Religion and Ethics:
- Section A: Philosophy of religion - students will develop knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Section B: Ethics and Religion - students will develop knowledge and understanding of the following:
Component 2: Study of Religion and Dialogues:
- Study of Christianity - students will study aspects of the religious beliefs, teachings, values and practices of Christianity and the different ways in which these are expressed in the lives of individuals, communities and societies with particular reference to:
- The dialogue between philosophy of religion, ethical studies and religion - how religion is influenced by, and has influence on the philosophy of religion and ethical students relating to the issues stated above.
All assessment in the course is by written examination. Students will take two papers at the end of their course:
- Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, worth 50% of the final grade
- Paper 2: Study of Religion and Dialogues, worth 50% of the final grade
Philosophy and Ethics A level is an extremely useful foundation for further study and careers in the following areas: Community and youth work, teaching, journalism, policing, medicine, law, social care, psychology, human resources, diversity and inclusion work.
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