Full Time Religion, Ethics & Philosphy - A/AS Level

In Blackpool

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Blackpool

Description

You will take one module in Philosophy and one in Ethics each year. You will have the chance to discuss and evaluate religious and non-religious views on 'ultimate' questions such as: 'Is there a reason for or meaning to life?'. 'Could everything have come from nothing?'. 'Where do we get our sense of right and wrong from?'. 'Are we nothing more than atoms and chemistry?'. You.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Blackpool (Lancashire)
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Blackpool Old Road, FY3 7LR

Starts

On request

To take into account

Students do not need to have any previous experience of the subject at GCSE level. A grade B or above in GCSE English is strongly recommended. The course is not aimed specifically at students with religious beliefs, but is intended to make students think about issues. There is currently a good mix of students taking this course with a range of different ideas, some with a faith, some without and some who are undecided! You do need: • Good communication skills • To be able to express your ideas clearly in English • An interest in different opinions and philosophical questions. ...

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Course programme

Religion, Ethics & Philosphy
Religion, Ethics & Philosophy (REP) is an A level course that makes you think about different perspectives on the world that we live in. It is a course that tackles elements of life that have made humans wonder for thousands of years - as well as 21st century issues that are currently hitting the news. If you enjoy active discussions, considering different opinions and reflecting on dilemmas, then this is the subject for you!

Apart from exploring interesting and challenging questions, REP also offers the chance to build vital skills for your future. Effective communication, thoughtful analysis and critical evaluation are developed through your studies. At BSFC, you will find that REP is enlightening, challenging and fun. The department provides access to a variety of notes, resources and website links to help you, and regular use is made of visual resources including online clips and the department's video library. Presentations from thought-provoking guest speakers are also arranged.

Specific requirements
Students do not need to have any previous experience of the subject at GCSE level. A grade B or above in GCSE English is strongly recommended.

The course is not aimed specifically at students with religious beliefs, but is intended to make students think about issues. There is currently a good mix of students taking this course with a range of different ideas, some with a faith, some without and some who are undecided!
You do need:
· Good communication skills
· To be able to express your ideas clearly in English
· An interest in different opinions and philosophical questions
· An ability to think for yourself

What will I study?
You will take one module in Philosophy and one in Ethics each year. You will have the chance to discuss and evaluate religious and non-religious views on 'ultimate' questions such as:

'Is there a reason for or meaning to life?'
'Could everything have come from nothing?'
'Where do we get our sense of right and wrong from?'
'Are we nothing more than atoms and chemistry?'

You will also, for example:
· investigate claims of miracles, and 'near-death experiences'
· discuss ethical dilemmas on life, death and modern technology
· consider possible conflicts between science and religion

Assessment
100% written examinations.

Where does it lead
The course is an excellent step towards a Higher Education course in any reflective subject but is particularly relevant to a degree in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Many students go on to the teaching and caring professions, though the unique range of thinking skills developed are of use in any area of study or employment, even Science or Law, for example.

In Profile Nathan Bookbinder-Ryan

High School

Rossall School.

Subjects Taking

REP (Religion, Ethics and Philosophy), Politics, Economics and Ancient History.

What do you enjoy about being at The Blackpool Sixth Form College?

I like the fact REP teaches you to think about the big stuff, questions like life, the universe and everything, why are we here, what is right and wrong. The tutor is incredibly good at getting you to think about these deep questions.

What do you enjoy about studying this course?

It gives you a great deal of independence and is far closer to University style studying than most colleges.

Proposed Career/Ambition?

Hopefully continue to scratch my head over the big questions by studying Philosophy at university and then pursue a career in politics.

Full Time Religion, Ethics & Philosphy - A/AS Level

Price on request