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Philosophy – A Level

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About the course

This will stretch your mind and challenge you ‘to think outside the box’ on contemporary issues and long-held beliefs. You’ll study philosophy of religion, ethics and developments in religious thought. You will build a knowledge and understanding of complex philosophical and ethical arguments, evaluate philosophical texts and their relevance in the 21st century, analyse moral dilemmas and suggest solutions by applying ethical theories. This will suit those with good written and comprehension skills, an interest in class discussion and written assessment.

Topics and units

Units/Topics:
– Ancient philosophical influences
– Mind, body and soul
– Arguments for God based on observation
– Arguments for God based on reason
– Religious experience
– The problem of evil and suffering
– Natural law
– Situation ethics
– Euthanasia
– Kantian ethics
– Utilitarianism
– Business ethics
– Augustine and human nature
– Knowledge of God
– The person of Jesus
– Death and the afterlife
– Christian moral principles
– Christian moral action
– Liberation theology
– Pluralism and theology
– Gender and society
– Gender and theology
– The challenge of secularism
– The nature of God and his attributes
– Religious language
– 20th Century perspectives
– Meta ethics
– Sexual ethics
– Conscience

Work placement opportunities:
Faith groups, Shropshire and Telford local authorities, law firms, TACT, Citizens’ Advice, NHS

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Degree of higher education, or jobs in teaching, law, nursing, human resources, marketing, and media
Aspirational careers: Government policy analyst, psychologies, management consultant, marketing director, aid worker, charity administrator

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths

What to do next

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Type

Full Time

Duration

2 Year

Campus

Haybridge Road, Telford

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Upcoming events

Open event
19 June 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers
24 June 2024
10.00am — 12.00pm
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Taster Event – HND Healthcare Professions’ Support
25 June 2024
6.00pm — 8.00pm
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