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15/05/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Best of luck to all our Year 11 and 13 students. You’ve got this! https://t.co/ZrB6qMKA2C

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

There were lots more activities… but well done to our team who came 2nd overall 😄🥈 Super super proud of every one of them for trying so hard and participating, you’re all superstars⭐️🥰🤩 And thank you, C for stepping up and being our team captain!🔥 https://t.co/8jiNNILhVq

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13/05/22

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Some of our KS3 students are at a Penathlon event at Debden Park! Here they are doing some target throwing! 🎯 https://t.co/2FtPwVWlFS

13/05/22

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Epping Primary

And as ever we enjoyed seeing our former pupils as sports leaders too. Very proud!

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12/05/22

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Ms F Clarke

Year 10 recapping their Year 7 coastal landforms. Making learning memorable 🌊 https://t.co/LbrWq5mxK3

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11/05/22

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Ms Horner

Such brilliant and rich discussion generated in our seminar style lesson. Year 12s really impressed me with the depth and multiplicity of their interpretations of unseen poetry! https://t.co/Hjec0JJrZ5

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Thanks for the demo, R!😄 https://t.co/hqUIxCY3qO

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Listen to the cheers 😍 https://t.co/atUbTPuAAQ

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some field events happening! Sports leaders and children alike doing very well 🤩 https://t.co/mVZ3AUnyse

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Time for a mixed y3/4 and sports leaders race now! https://t.co/j6GhH398Rd

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11/05/22

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Carrie

Super visit to yesterday morning. Great to a chat with the newly launched ‘Guardian Angels’ https://t.co/4zspDwox98

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Our sports leaders are helping to kick off the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics with an obstacle course! https://t.co/7fp8gwFJby

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10/05/22

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Mrs Kingsbury

A fantastic evening at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Well done Isabella we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PuKlyPLCdP

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10/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Y12 Philosophy & Ethics class have been busy creating this display on Plato 🔥 https://t.co/nYMENsYefg

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08/05/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Reviews and Ratings of the books I read during April! 📚 https://t.co/xldOdM4wOX

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05/05/22

It's been an amazing trip to Cornwall for our students and their Science teachers. https://t.co/7CtG4rZ6bT

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05/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Heartening to see Y11’s reading their prayer card and tucking them into blazer front pockets for safe keeping 🙏 https://t.co/JbOiRhbsQ9

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05/05/22

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Mrs Javed

What an amazing science trip to Eden project, weather- amazing, students - superb, teachers - warm caring and super helpful! Thank you everyone involved in making this happen https://t.co/zdjMxnlpTP

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05/05/22

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victoria sear

Girls came home so happy last night!Grace with her short story publication & Ruby attended the motivation conference which she really enjoyed! Thank you for such great opportunities❤️ https://t.co/VFsdaojkgf

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05/05/22

With full bellies, students are now in Padstow for an exploration of the local area. https://t.co/2RFEqhDsB0

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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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