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01/02/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for an Exam Invigilator 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/uJUYy624QV

01/02/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for an Attendance Officer 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/X28xFF10Ad

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28/01/23

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Holly Whitbread

It was great to visit St Johns School today. I had an opportunity to catch up with the Senior Leadership Team and our brilliant Youth Councillors. The School is doing great work in the local community. 💚 https://t.co/o0FOahSZsF

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27/01/23

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MrFitten

🏠 House cups now have pride of place in reception, also don't forget to check the House noticeboard for current scores and past winners. 🏆🟢🔵🟣⚪️🟡🔴🏆#AdamsBarkerHurleyJoyceSparksWright https://t.co/0ISrFoblkE

26/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Catering Supervisor 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/sOLr2mlBCH

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26/01/23

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West Essex SSP

We are delighted to announce a new after school hockey club for all children in Years 5, 6 & 7. Sign up via the QR code on the flyer. Please share with your schools communities. https://t.co/bnFwWe3fCv

25/01/23

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The Brilliant Club

We hope so too!

25/01/23

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Mr Glass

Essex cup run comes to an end for Year 8, with a 2-1 loss to Stanway school in the round of 16. Boys put in a monumental performance and fought back, hugely proud of them and how far they’ve progressed in the cup 👏💚

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25/01/23

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Ms F Clarke

A glimpse into the future? https://t.co/GJ011edQE5

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25/01/23

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Ms F Clarke

touring the grounds of 📚 https://t.co/HYCToUueW3

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25/01/23

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Ms Horner

Wonderful guided reading in form this morning. Well done 8-B and Miss Hennessy! https://t.co/7iH1jCCfOm

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25/01/23

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Ms F Clarke

Our 'brilliant' year 9&10 students are off to today! https://t.co/HI0XLFW07a

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24/01/23

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MrFitten

🏠House points are in!!! Still 🔵Barker leading the way, Adams 🟢and Wright 🔴are closing in!! Remember, your attendance goes towards your points!!! https://t.co/qYMscycvl6

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19/01/23

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Essex Music Hub

has a new Community Music Centre! Do you know any young musicians who would like to make more music? Join us for this exciting new opportunity based at More details here: https://t.co/ULfeYGcWjE Pls RT https://t.co/JkMCGWWCsx

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17/01/23

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ESJ Reading Race

Happy Friday! Here’s a book review of one of my favourite books! Definitely recommend📚 https://t.co/4Yd049O9cx

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13/01/23

Year 7’s first ever Celebration Assembly at ESJ. We are so proud of them all! https://t.co/WaaqzTvo14

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13/01/23

What a wonderful evening of drama, music and poetry. Thank you to for bringing a touch of Christmas back into school! 💚🎄🎭 https://t.co/V7joI5kKbv

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12/01/23

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Bravo to all our Drama students this evening for their brilliant show. Very proud of our ALevel Drama students , directing our younger students! Well done all and our great Mr John’s & Mr Hall https://t.co/ztf8VB7foC

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12/01/23

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ESJ Exams

Today has been a gruelling day for our amazing 6th form students, taking numerous BTEC exams. We are so proud of the patience, understanding & determination you all showed today! The worst day is over & you did it, so a big well done to you all, ypu are amazing 😊😊 https://t.co/WRWea86Ccn

12/01/23

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

What a fantastic show!! Well done all https://t.co/gNHvZYqIBR

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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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