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French Reading Race + Guided Reading based on festivals!🇫🇷 https://t.co/wKcZFrsC4v

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05/12/21

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What a wonderful tree festival and a lovely contribution from the Art department 🎄 https://t.co/5i9GC6SkAt

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We really enjoyed going to see all the amazing trees especially beautiful tree❤️🌲🎄 https://t.co/WNi2XIQDrQ

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03/12/21

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Another month, another book recommendation! Has to be one of my favourite reads so far- thoroughly recommend!📚 https://t.co/y5IXijIdZy

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Such a pleasure to provide the teachers with a well deserved breakfast this morning 🥰 the PTA hoped that you enjoyed it 🥰 https://t.co/pk0xQsY30M

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A gorgeous spread put on by our PTA for staff. We breakfasted like royalty! Thank you 💚 https://t.co/pWtKceAmdY

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Brilliant discussions and collaborative revision happening in Y10 Geography today. https://t.co/h0MqVFZFWf

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It is gorgeous! I think we are definitely in with a shot! ❄️🎄 https://t.co/i4II4ME8XD

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A beautiful tree!! There is always stiff competition in the school’s section, the young people of Epping are so creative!! I’m so looking forward to the tree festival 🎄 🌟🎄

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Good to see the tree festival coming together. Here is the entry from at . But will they win? Looking forward to seeing others come together during the course of today. https://t.co/3vCVUTKZmu

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30/11/21

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We were delighted by the warmth of welcome. Thank you to everyone involved. https://t.co/uqVqvDeUFr

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The Revd Lynne Cullens - has this morning been announced as the next Bishop of Barking. Find our more here – https://t.co/8W3kKrtFYv Share your own welcome message with Lynne using the hashtag https://t.co/NBifmle5Zp

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A partnership that is going from strength to strength. A real honour for our school and students today.

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Cannot WAIT !! 🥳😃

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Woohoo! Really looking forward to this!

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30/11/21

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Philosophy and Ethics A-Level

Why Study Philosophy and Ethics

The primary aim is to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of Philosophy, Ethics and Religion. Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills and adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach appropriate to the specialist study of Philosophy, Ethics and Religion. There will be many opportunities to debate current moral issues whilst developing personal values, opinions and attitudes.

Philosophy and Ethics is one of the fastest growing A Level subjects. This is partly because it is compatible with, and has a similar skills base to subjects such as English, History, Sociology, Philosophy and Government and Politics. It is also a good partner course for Archaeology, Classical Civilisation and History of Art.

Course Content

First Year Course Content

The course is divided into three sections:

Philosophy

We begin by travelling back to Ancient Greece to look at where Western Philosophy began. The ideas found in the works of Plato and Aristotle underpin most other areas of study. We will investigate the use of evidence and reason in proving existence, we will theorize about what happens in the afterlife, we evaluate the validity of religious experience

Ethics

In this unit we will investigate different systems of  determining which, if any, is the right course of action to take in any given situation. Utilitarianism,  Situation Ethics,  Kantian Ethics and Natural Law will all be applied to the controversial issues of Euthanasia and Business Ethics e.g.  Capitalism,   Consumerism and Globalisation.

Developments in Christian Thought

This unit allows us to trace an idea back to it’s origins and examine how  it has been changed to suit cultural, political and  religious  gain.  Major areas include ‘What is a person’?’, ‘Was Jesus a political revolutionary?’ and ‘Is it ever acceptable to stand up to unjust or corrupt governments?’

Second Year Course Content

Philosophy

We take what we have learned in the first year and apply that thinking to the topics of ‘Defining God’, ‘Conscience’ , ‘The use of religious language’ and ‘Developments in  20th Century philosophical thinking.’ 

Ethics

In this unit Philosophy and Ethics combine to delve deeper into complex real life situations. Sexual Ethics provides for some interesting challenges and debates. Conscience and Meta-Ethics will make your brain hurt, but stick with it and you will begin to think in a whole new way.

Developments in Christian Thought

This unit takes on a thoroughly modern outlook on society dealing with issues such as  Feminism, Pluralism, Secularisation, Gender Issues and Marxism. 

 

Future careers linked to this subject:

  • Journalism – in today’s world, people face moral and ethical dilemmas. Philosophy and Ethics will give you a grounding in how different people think and why people react to    situations in different ways.
  • Law – your clients will come from many different      backgrounds. Philosophy and Ethics will  help you develop fantastic debating skills.
  • Social work - so you can understand all the families and people that you will work with and show empathy with their situation.
  • Teaching — so that you can understand your pupils who may come from many different backgrounds!
  • Business – if you work in the business world you may have to travel the world or work within a city where you will meet people from many different faiths, Philosophy and Ethics will help you understand them and avoid offending people!

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in any GCSE English or RE course.

Desirable but not necessary to have studied GCSE RE.

Examination Board

OCR

Teacher to Contact:

Mrs Boyle

 

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