Why Should I Study This Subject?
Philosophy involves exploring religions, religious practices, ideas, beliefs and the influence of these on behaviour. It examines different ways of looking at life and helps people to reflect on their experiences, their relationships and the world around them.
What Will I Study?
On one level it tries to make sense of such ultimately unanswerable questions as: Why am I here? How can I be happy? Why is there suffering in the world? At another level it can help address those issues which face each and every one of us today: Are we ‘playing God’ with the universe? Should we have any guiding principles which govern the rapid advances in medicine and science – e.g. the use of biotechnology? It is also a valuable way of reflecting on how religious beliefs and values have had such a lasting effect on societies all over the world.
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What Can I do Next?
The ethical principles of this subject are useful in university courses such as medicine, science, technology and business. However, it is also a useful subject alongside literature, history and sociology. Studying this subject could lead to careers in social work, the medical profession and teaching.
How Will I be Assessed?
100% examination through module exams.
What Grades Will I Need?
8 A*- C GCSE Grades, including a minimum of a B in English Language.