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Pupils display strong factual knowledge and are articulate, expressing their ideas confidently, with notable use of sophisticated vocabulary.

ISI 2013

Philosophy

Whether we are debating the ideas of Plato and Aristotle, or discussing the merits and drawbacks of euthanasia from a case in today’s newspaper or even reflecting upon the origins of our universe, the questions we ask have resonated with humans down the ages.

In any student’s future, at both degree level and beyond, the ability to analyse and evaluate arguments, challenge assumptions and think creatively are vital skills for the world we live in.

Those who opt to study Philosophy at GCSE level will follow the AQA course specification entitled ‘Ethics, Philosophy and Religion in Society’.

This course involves the study of two key topics: Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

Philosophy of Religion considers the existence of God and the arguments that have been used to counter his existence, the nature of evil, science and religion and immortality.

In Ethics, we study animal rights, abortion, euthanasia and our responsibility for the environment. Around forty-five students are currently studying GCSE Philosophy, they enjoy their studies and regularly achieve exceptional results.

In the Sixth Form students can study Philosophy at A Level. This course helps to enhance analytical and evaluative skills thus supporting the ability to reason. Presenting ideas logically, questioning and clear headed thinking are useful in so many professions.

We enhance our learning by attending Philosophy conferences and the Lower Sixth are given the opportunity for a life changing visit to Auschwitz. Many of our students have gone on to study Philosophy, Theology or Religious Studies at university.      

Pupils display strong factual knowledge and are articulate, expressing their ideas confidently, with notable use of sophisticated vocabulary.

ISI 2013
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