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03/08/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Congratulations to who has just been awarded the Spine-Chillers Spring Term student winner. Fantastic! Well done from . We are all so proud! https://t.co/EVEAcAvHgm

31/07/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

Exciting new music for young people aged 11-18 Come on in and join the band Opportunities to write and record - sing and play guitar - drum and bass

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27/07/21

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Epping Forest Foodbank

and are running a free summer club for primary aged children who have mild to moderate Special Educational Needs. Sign up by visiting https://t.co/WXjKBJudoP Find eligibility details below https://t.co/GnMLr4M3Ic

21/07/21

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victoria sear

Well that’s it! Massive thank you to all G’s amazing teachers You’ve created so many wonderful memories finishing with their virtual assembly which was made so special by you all❤️I know you have given her the best start for her future ahead

20/07/21

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Miss Viccars

Thank you so much. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a part of me will always be 💚 https://t.co/efMkOiUGmZ

18/07/21

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victoria sear

Thank you despite the pandemic Ruby has had another brilliant year down to fantastic teachers & friends & finished on such a high with sports day coming home full of it! You have all been amazing & so supportive hope you all have a lovely,restful summer

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18/07/21

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victoria sear

👀If you’ve not seen it it’s arrived!👀 Remember to ask for the blue coins at the counter & self service checkout in Tesco & help support to get more benches & make the the best outside space at school for all the kids to enjoy https://t.co/xnQcZeNBUN

17/07/21

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Tooze 🌍

Well. Today marked my final day (cough:again) It’s been emotional. Ended the day with a glorious leg in the staff relay; pushing the team from last to 2nd. Now, I’ll be gracing the corridors of for the foreseeable future.

17/07/21

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mary burges

Farewell and thank you for your tremendous legacy you leave at You have been an absolute dynamo of energy & creativity. Your new school is blessed to have you. Please stay in touch 😊

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16/07/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

and Year 10… the last 6 years have been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for being my first year group and one I will never forget. ESJ is an incredible school and a place that is truly special to me. Thank you for everything 💚 https://t.co/SAWymbM6o2

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16/07/21

Aaaand they’re off. ESJ Sports Day ‘21 Athletics Events are underway… great fun but not quite the same with so many of our students off self-isolating. We miss them all! https://t.co/Pzf3Y7WxgB

16/07/21

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ESJ PE

We’re all super excited for our sports day!! Remember sun cream and water! ☀️⚽️🏀🏉🏐🥅🏆🥇🥈🥉🏅

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16/07/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

I've been very quiet but I wanted to wish the community all the best for the future on the eve of my last day at the school. Proudly associated with the school since 2000. https://t.co/A7IpOlEWlH

16/07/21

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C Hines

Really chuffed with Charlie’s progress at and his latest report. Covid might have been a major disruptor during Year 8 & 9 but he’s going on to Year 10 in a strong position to start his GCSEs. 💪🏼💚

16/07/21

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sarah kingsland yeoland 💙

just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the staff who have made Imys 1st year at ESJ such a positive experience, you have all been amazing.She has absolutely loved every minute. Have a wonderful summer😊

15/07/21

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Epping Playground Association

Are you an based budding social media content creator that could help out a local charity? We need help to spread the word about our redevelopment project at ! If you’re looking for experience in this area, do get in touch.

15/07/21

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innerpeace27

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT THIS TERM .

14/07/21

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St Clare Hospice

Hope the trainings going well and good luck for the big walk!

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14/07/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Now the turn of Year 12’s to test their cookery skills. Some impressive dishes created by . Thanks to Mrs Marshall and Mrs Stock for all your patience! https://t.co/IVKk1hO5ig

14/07/21

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MrFitten

2 weeks today I will be walking 45 miles for a great cause in memory of a great man. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated 🏏🐯 https://t.co/cbRoCigBEW

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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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