Philosophy and Ethics is a highly-respected, deeply interesting and incredibly rewarding subject. Through studying Philosophy and Ethics, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of people and society, including why people think what they think and do what they do.

You will explore some of the biggest questions of all time, such as, ‘How should people make decisions?’, ‘What makes us human?’ and ‘Does religion shape society or does society shape religion?’. You will get the opportunity to study a range of famous ideas and theories, which have and will continue to influence many areas of the world, including law, the arts, politics, and beliefs.

You will have lots of opportunity to discuss, debate, reflect and re-formulate your ideas, whilst developing your ability to argue persuasively. Through writing and discussion, you will analyse and evaluate the most influential ideas ever known, both ancient and modern. As well as gaining a wealth of knowledge, by the end of the course you will be a confident communicator, an academic writer and a seriously logical thinker!


Grade 6 in GCSE English and a minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Religious Studies.


A qualification in Philosophy and Ethics provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers including law, journalism, medicine, social work, teaching, and politics. The high-quality transferable skills developed within this course provide students with valuable preparation for further education, including university courses.


Summer 2017 Philosophy and Ethics results – Rated ‘outstanding’. Philosophy and Ethics results are within the top 10% of schools nationally and every student passed.

Year 2

  • 100% of students achieved A*-B

Year 1

  • 91% of Year 12 students achieved A*-C
  • 55% achieved A*-B


Mrs Strong and Mrs Clemow, Joint Heads of Department.


Here are some comments from past Philosophy and Ethics students:

  • “You must be willing to take on board new ideas and perspectives with an open mind – be prepared for some serious mind-bending!” - Gemma
  • “Philosophy and Ethics allows you to explore your inner beliefs” – Tom


Year 1

Three examined units: Philosophy, Ethics, and Developments. Philosophy will include the study of influential ideas from Ancient Greece, theories on what it means to be human, and arguments for and against the existence of God.

Ethics will include the study of moral theories, and apply them to issues that arise in business and medicine. Developments will include the study of human nature, beliefs about afterlife, and the role of love in society.

Year 2

Three examined units: Philosophy, Ethics, and Developments. Philosophy will include the study of language in communicating ideas and an evaluation of whether beliefs about God are logical.

Ethics will include the study of ideas on the role of guilt and the existence of the conscience, and apply these ideas to issues of sexuality and sexual behaviour. Developments will include an evaluation of the extent to which religion excludes or includes others, holds back or enhances society, and deals with issues of gender.



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