Philosophy and Ethics

Contact: Miss C Andrews, Teacher of Philosophy


This course is perfect for people with many questions and an interest in other cultures! This course enables you to investigate new cultures and religions and apply these beliefs to philosophical and ethical concepts. You will have the opportunity to discuss, share and debate questions with like-minded people.

What will it be like:

This is an interesting and engaging subject that will encourage the development of many key skills for example, discussion, analysing and reflective thinking. Whilst exploring philosophical and ethical issues, you will also learn about and understand philosophical ideas from Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. Not to mention the philosophical beliefs from Zoroastrianism, Humanism and Jainism.

Areas of study will include:

  • Animals and the environment
  • Miracles
  • The cause/problem of evil
  • God and deities (or the lack of)!
  • Medical ethics
  • Death and the end of life...or is it?
  • Justice...or the lack of
  • Religion in the media
  • Crime and punishment
  • Revelation
  • Goodness
  • Religion vs. Science
  • Spirituality
  • The soul


There will be four one hour exams. It is 100% exam based-no course work at all! These exams will be spaced out throughout year 10 and 11, which mock exams and practice papers to make sure that you understand the expectations of the course and are 100% confident.

Beyond Year 11:

The skills and understanding this GCSE provides would open doors to Humanities based A ‘levels, IB, Social Studies at college and would also provide an excellent basis for university subjects such as Philosophy, Theology, RS, Social Sciences and name a few!
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