Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Course Information

Have you ever watched ‘The Matrix’ and wondered what it was all about? If you have, then you might be interested to know that Plato, in his writings in early Greece, came up with the explanation. This is a guy wearing a toga, for goodness sake, but his mind was pretty solid. We’ll explore him and others in more detail as part of the Philosophy course. We’ll also throw arguments about whether or not God exists (Ontological, Cosmological, Teleological and Moral) – feel free to come and share your opinions.

Have you ever responded to an article in a newspaper with the thought ‘that’s wrong’? Have you ever wondered why you think that? Well then, the Ethics element of this course is something that will appeal to you as you discuss ethical approaches to contemporary situations. The heavy (but important) bit is that your use of logical argument is developed through analysing the claims of religion and philosophy and using reason and empirical (scientific) evidence to investigate and analyse them. Oh, and if you know what the Matrix is all about, then you’re definitely ready for this subject!

Students will follow the OCR syllabus more details of which can be found at: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/81960-specification.pdf

Entry Requirements

A GCSE in RE is desirable, but not essential, B or higher in English Language.

Career Pathway

  1. Study in this subject will enable the following skills:
  2. Independent thought: doing philosophy is an excellent training in thinking for yourself.
  3. Subject matter: the questions that philosophy investigates are the most profound questions that we can ask.
  4. Dispute: if there are any answers to these questions, they are not obvious!
  5. Character: because it encourages open-mindedness, doing philosophy can actually change your character.
  6. Thought: doing philosophy is not easy. It is difficult to understand the arguments and the ideas.
  7. Self-understanding: taking all these ideas together.

Many big businesses are enthusiastic about people who have done this subject because they know how to think clearly. Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Barrister, Civil Service fast streamer, Health Service Manager, Local Government Officer, Marketing Executive, Newspaper Journalist, Psychotherapist, Recruitment Consultant and Solicitor.

Should you like to receive any additional information on this course please contact

Miss Catherine Dufour – Learning Lead
cdufour@newent.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Information

 

Have you ever watched ‘The Matrix’ and wondered what it was all about?  If you have, then you might be interested to know that Plato, in his writings in early Greece, came up with the explanation.  This is a guy wearing a toga, for goodness sake, but his mind was pretty solid.  We’ll explore him and others in more detail as part of the Philosophy course.  We’ll also throw arguments about whether or not God exists (Ontological, Cosmological, Teleological and Moral) – feel free to come and share your opinions.

 

Have you ever responded to an article in a newspaper with the thought ‘that’s wrong’?  Have you ever wondered why you think that?  Well then, the Ethics element of this course is something that will appeal to you as you discuss ethical approaches to contemporary situations. The heavy (but important) bit is that your use of logical argument is developed through analysing the claims of religion and philosophy and using reason and empirical (scientific) evidence to investigate and analyse them. Oh, and if you know what the Matrix is all about, then you’re definitely ready for this subject!

 

Students will follow the OCR syllabus more details of which can be found at:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/81960-specification.pdf

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

A GCSE in RE is desirable, but not essential, B or higher in English Language.

 

 

Career Pathway

 

Study in this subject will enable the following skills:

 

1.       Independent thought: doing philosophy is an excellent training in thinking for yourself.

2.       Subject matter: the questions that philosophy investigates are the most profound questions that we can ask.

3.       Dispute: if there are any answers to these questions, they are not obvious!

4.       Character: because it encourages open-mindedness, doing philosophy can actually change your character.

5.       Thought: doing philosophy is not easy. It is difficult to understand the arguments and the ideas.

6.       Self-understanding: taking all these ideas together.

 

Many big businesses are enthusiastic about people who have done this subject because they know how to think clearly.  Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Barrister, Civil Service fast streamer, Health Service Manager, Local Government Officer, Marketing Executive, Newspaper Journalist, Psychotherapist, Recruitment Consultant and Solicitor.

 

 

 

 

Should you like to receive any additional information on this course please contact

 

Miss Catherine Dufour – Learning Lead

cdufour@newent.gloucs.sch.uk

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