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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics GCE A Level

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
History, Philosophy and Theology

Course Summary

If you have an enquiring mind, enjoy debating philosophical issues, challenging popular ideas and giving your point of view, then this is the right subject for you.

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Course Details

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the big questions in life, such as: `Is there a God?` `How was the universe created?` `Is there life after death?` The course covers everything from the ancient Greek thinkers, Plato and Aristotle, to Buddhism. You will be given the opportunity to explore major philosophical questions in the history of Western and Eastern Philosophy. It is a subject that asks meaningful questions about the nature of the world and humanity`s place within it.

Course Structure

Module 1: Philosophy of Religion

Module 2: Buddhism

Module 3: Ethics

How will it be delivered?

This course is linear and follows the OCR specification.

The qualification is assessed by three x 2 hour written examinations at the end of the two year period of study.

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a minimum of grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Prospective Philosophy, Religion and Ethics students must achieve a minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

Your next steps...

The subject complements a wide range of subject combinations in the Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences. All universities accept and welcome students with a qualification in this area onto a variety of courses.

In the world of work, employers look for someone with an enquiring mind, an appreciation of different viewpoints, and an ability to come to clear, balanced decisions. These skills all develop through this course.

If you want to work with people, in Social Work, Teaching, Journalism, Publishing, Medicine, Law, Business, Leisure and Tourism or to work abroad, this course will give you plenty to think about and valuable expertise.

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