Philosophy & Ethics

Philosophy & Ethics Information Guide

Course Introduction

 Philosophy asks the most exciting and important questions that have ever been asked. The course dares you to think for yourself. You will form opinions and debate issues. You will be challenged by philosophical problems, ethical issues and religious disputes.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for students who are interested in people, their culture and beliefs. You should have an open and critical mind; enjoy debating

issues and writing essays.

Course Content

Component 1 – A Study of Religion: Religion has been the main historical vehicle for carrying the ideas of philosophy and how to live to the mass of ordinary people.

  • Religious figures and sacred texts
  • Religious concepts and religious life
  • Social and historical developments
  • Religious practices

Component 2 – Philosophy

  • Arguments for the Existence of God
  • Challenges to belief
  • Religious and mystical Experience
  • Religious language

Component 3 – Ethics

  • Ethical Thought
  • Deontological Ethics
  • Teleological ethics
  • Determinism and Free will.


A Level Philosophy and ethics is a two-year linear examination-based qualification following the Eduqas specification.


Philosophy and Ethics is regarded by the Russell Group universities as suitable preparation for university. It is of great value to anyone thinking about a career working with people, for example the police, social work, medicine and the media.

It is useful for any career where thinking skills and analytical writing are required, for example the legal profession, journalism, teaching, advertising, marketing and business management.