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The Ethics, Philosophy and Religion course follows the OCR Religious Studies A level. Students examine debates concerning the nature and existence of God, challenges to religious belief and whether ethical commands are absolute or relative. The course involves interpreting and analysing theories within the Western philosophical tradition, including ideas from Plato, Aristotle, Hume and Kant.
To study Ethics, Philosophy and Religion at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade 5 or above in English and 4 in Maths GCSE, and good literacy skills.
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The subject is highly regarded by universities and helps develop skills required for a range of careers including, law, education, social work, medicine, nursing, politics, administration and the media.
Religious Studies graduates develop:
- Empathy and imaginative insight
- Self-discipline and self-direction
- Independence of mind and initiative and a belief in life-long learning
- Teamwork skills including attending to others and having respect for others’ views
- Ability to gather, evaluate and synthesise different types of information
- Analytical ability and the capacity to formulate questions and solve problems
- IT and presentation skills
- Writing skills, including accurate referencing and clarity of expression
- Ability to attend closely to the meaning of written documents.