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22/10/21

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Epping Primary

So impressive! Well done everyone!

22/10/21

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Epping Primary

We spy some former pupils there - always brilliant to see they're doing so well in their school career. Well done all of you!

22/10/21

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PAPYRUS

This is incredible! Thank you so much for your wonderful support 💜

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22/10/21

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Everything Epping Forest

A day at Epping St John's School dedicated to raising awareness of mental health has so far raised over £4,000 for Papyrus, a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. https://t.co/iWtb3N8tMF https://t.co/Nb3QhLGxZ8

22/10/21

We are so proud of our school community. 💚 https://t.co/6dYY6055di

21/10/21

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Mr Reeves

So proud of all the staff and students involved in this fundraiser. Massive thanks to the ESJ community, the staff and students and our friends and families for all the donations. Totally worth the blisters! https://t.co/O8HPVTLnfT

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21/10/21

An amazing achievement. A running total of £4,000.00 and still counting, which will be donated to . The issue of mental health is of paramount importance, and we were all honoured to be part of this fundraising event. 💚 https://t.co/YMTKb6kUlX

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21/10/21

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Dee Conlon 💙💛

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20/10/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Round one of 6th Form Master Chef this afternoon. We were really blown away by the dishes. A big thank you to Mrs Marshall for running this enrichment for our Year 12 & 13 https://t.co/0B7S1WgviL

20/10/21

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West Essex SSP

Thank you leaders for all your hard work this morning.

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20/10/21

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BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPyp6zSp https://t.co/FRbCShRUQd

19/10/21

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Adam Smith

Well done it was fantastic seeing the KS1 students at the school with our leaders. And thank you as usual it was a really well organised event. I hope it will be the first of many this year.

19/10/21

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mary burges

And it looks like all the students (leaders and players!) are doing a fine job 😃 I love the partnerships we have with our primaries; makes “big school” a much easier step to take.

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19/10/21

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

It’s the KS1 Multi-Skills event today - the first event for all of our sports leaders! Take a look at them in action 👀 https://t.co/72SfPGaC5Q

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19/10/21

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Super proud of the sports leaders for leading their first primary school event today 😍 some fun leadership styles and amazing teamwork… Future coaches and teachers in the making🤩 https://t.co/XtgZwscTm9

15/10/21

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ESJ PE

A great 3-2 win by our Year9️⃣ footballers! They managed to hold onto the lead after 2 comeback goals and created many chances throughout the game! Fabulous work, well done!⚽️

15/10/21

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MrFitten

The entries for the Maths House competition have been collated. The correct number of triangles was 27🔺Winning Houses were Yr 7 Barker, Yr 8 Barker and Wright, Yr 9 Barker and Yr 11 Barker. So almost a Barker clean sweep!

14/10/21

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Mrs Christofi

Great trip for . Thank you for taking our students https://t.co/naXzIJ4bSB

14/10/21

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Jodie Newman

Thanks for you time, it’s great to have this sort of open communication.

08/10/21

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PAPYRUS

This is amazing! Thank you so much for your support 💜

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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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