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30/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Join us for some festive family fun before we break up for xmas! Fundraising for our PTA and bringing the community together... the ESJ virtual quiz night is on 11th December, hosted by the one and only ! Buy your tickets here: https://t.co/NjpOW2q6KT https://t.co/1u2h3dlQYx

29/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Amazing! ⭐️ https://t.co/D8DtnL1hKn

28/11/20

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Ms Horner

Fantastic revision resource, year 10 and 11. Get watching! https://t.co/4ANgDwwVYO

27/11/20

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ESJStudentLead

Had a really informative and productive meeting yesterday with the entire Student Leadership Team. Can’t wait for us to bring the ideas we discussed to life! Watch out!

27/11/20

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Ms F Clarke

Oo I’m excited to see!

27/11/20

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CathyP

Oh bless you. Thank you SO much. T has something he’s been working on all day to send you 🥰

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27/11/20

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Donna Horncastle

maybe need more inset days...lots of home done Eco resort https://t.co/xR5FJmKlwq

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27/11/20

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Cristin Casey Music

Looking for the producers' copy of FL Studio for 2 students. Does anyone in internet land have any links/discount codes? https://t.co/17LXfZ97v6

27/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Shopping for Black Friday? Help support our PTA by shopping via https://t.co/Wti8kM84ya - nominated charity is Epping St John's PTA. You can also support by shopping on https://t.co/DU2wp58dzn too! A portion of your purchase will be donated to PTA. :)

26/11/20

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Miss Viccars

From StLT to an evening with the Parent Carer Forum! What an invaluable group of parents they are - celebrating successes and providing feedback to help us as we continue to adapt. Thank you for joining us tonight!

26/11/20

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Adam Smith

Thank you Ms Horner and Ms Howlett, I thought your presentation was really informative. Our students are lucky to have such a brilliant English department. Hopefully we get a lot of students taking A-level English next year. https://t.co/4P6FIm7ZYV

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26/11/20

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Ms Horner

Some lovely feedback coming in about or subject information live event. https://t.co/oyHoZccYi6

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26/11/20

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Miss Viccars

42 members of giving up their evening to discuss the Student Council survey results and set a plan of action for next term! They’ve been so proactive this term despite restrictions. Could not be prouder of them. 🥰 https://t.co/vgjk1fXajj

26/11/20

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Ms Horner

Here's your reminder to join us live for our year 11 subject information evening. We look forward to speaking with you. https://t.co/z7cyFo3VyQ

26/11/20

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ShoeSu

Meant to tweet before to say thank you for the blazers. They are extremely smart 😊

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25/11/20

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Here it is Ho Ho House Christmas Card competition submit your designs to the Art Department by 7th Dec 🎅🧑‍🎄🤶🎄 https://t.co/2sDOZb6EpS

25/11/20

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ESJ Reading Race

This will help you knowledge in psychology and health social care. ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/9FlJ5CrGvS

25/11/20

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ESJ Reading Race

This links to geography ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ! https://t.co/d1Mzkwv03D

25/11/20

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Mrs O’Boyle

Thank you to Reverend Lee Batson for the assembly to celebrate ‘Christ the King’ delivered live to all students this week https://t.co/DuwoU1Kcfg

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25/11/20

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Ms Horner

Some excellent TEAMs contributions from year 11 as we revised the significance of 'the ring' and Sheila's character in the opening act of An Inspector Calls. https://t.co/iXFQoOWPeF

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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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