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04/10/22

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Thank you for a great trip! 😊

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Had a great morning at the Eiffel Tower. Now onto the River Seine boat cruise https://t.co/bjFO0UdaeC

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Beautiful day for a boat trip, now onto Les Champs Elysées . https://t.co/AHTlsSppXk

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04/10/22

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It’s a wrap, on the Eurostar, back to London. What a super group of students we have . It’s been a pleasure! https://t.co/DGAXn0mDBa

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04/10/22

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Latest House 🏠 Results are in......... Wright House 🔴 still leading the way. Keep your eyes peeled for Maths House competition launching soon!!! https://t.co/XOqAaCuskf

04/10/22

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🧮Maths House Challenge 🧮 is now on Satchel one. All years welcome to complete. Please see maths office for paper copies. 🏆🟢🔵🟣⚪️🟡🔴🏆

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04/10/22

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Here’s another book I really enjoyed reading! Strongly recommend to anyone 📚 https://t.co/yc30XXylFP

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04/10/22

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Looking forward to our day trip tomorrow 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 https://t.co/1w3YHKSVnn

30/09/22

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BMAT

"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

30/09/22

This has now been cleared. Bury Lane open in both directions https://t.co/1mFJvhZXi0

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Vectare Essex

There are once again delays to Waltham Cross and Epping services due to the affects of roadworks on the A121 which has reduced the traffic flow to a crawl. this will affect service 13A which is currently expected to operate approx 15-20mins late. https://t.co/lERNsMIq4y

30/09/22

PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to Bury Lane via car or bus due to a traffic accident. Students will need to walk to school or be dropped off on The High St. Staff will be on The High St in Hi Viz jackets to ensure students walk into school safely

29/09/22

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Service 13A to Epping St Margarets via is expected to operate 15-20 minutes late this morning due to an earlier bus fault. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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28/09/22

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Thank you for coming in and talking to our Year 9 and 10 students about university life at . A really informative afternoon https://t.co/Cxr4Ci9VTH

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28/09/22

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Another day, another book recommendation! I really enjoyed this book, highly recommend📚 https://t.co/jVMI3gjCVy

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U12 players wanted! We train on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and play on Sundays. Please re-tweet or get in touch for more info! https://t.co/xy8p93C8ha

28/09/22

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BMAT

Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

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27/09/22

Somewhere over the rainbow. We were blessed this afternoon with a spectacular double rainbow 🌈 🙌 🌈 https://t.co/IJMGQWO43i

27/09/22

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We heard all about it! The students really enjoyed it https://t.co/IKz1VOY8zv

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27/09/22

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A piece of work based on this article on a current Tropical Storm! 🌎 https://t.co/iiCvm0toBH https://t.co/PJMm3OePPv

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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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