Who am I? What can I know? What should I do? Philosophy concerns what it is to be human. In Philosophy, Religion and Ethics A Level you will study the work of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, as we seek answers to these big questions. You will ask questions, argue, try out ideas and generally wonder whether you can justify the beliefs you have. Philosophy will make you think, it is likely to make your brain hurt, and you may never see the world in quite the same way again! Its main tool is argument. This is a highly analytical and critical subject. Philosophers don’t just believe things, they argue for them. Philosophical theories are very profound, abstract and go ‘to the heart’ of the debate.
The Philosophy, Religion and Ethics A Level offers new ways to see, think about, and understand the world. How did our world come to be the way it is? Can we actually know anything about the world!? How can we test the claims and arguments made by other people?
The History, Philosophy and Politics Department
Whether studying an ancient Roman document, or the very latest developments in Politics, our students become highly skilled in analysing information and making connections. In presenting a case for a particular understanding of a historical period, or a particular ethical position in Philosophy, our students learn to argue intelligently, in essays and in discussion. We help students to ask excellent questions, from Philosophical enquiries into what exists, to which sources to trust most in History.