Philosophy, Religion and Ethics A Level

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics A Level

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.

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Where can this course take me?

Very many of our Philosophy, Religion and Ethics students go on to study a wide range of degrees, including at top universities. Philosophy also develops many vital skills which are prized by employers, such as attention to detail, analysis, creativity and communication skills. Indeed, Philosophy can be seen as the ultimate transferrable skill! Our students also speak highly of their day experiencing life as a Philosophy student at Southampton University.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

QMC offers out of classroom opportunities to students to help them learn and develop their skills and knowledge to supplement their learning in the classroom. As a Philosophy, Religion and Ethics student, you will be offered a trip to visit Rome. There are also a wide variety of enrichments at QMC which complements this course such as:

  • Debating Society
  • Aspects of Antiquity
  • Latin for Beginners

Nathan Rees

Studying Philosophy at QMC is an experience I will never forget. The course forced me to develop a new understanding of myself, questioning my own beliefs that I obliviously held for my entire life. The support I received from my teachers, both in relation to Philosophy and outside was exceptional, as they genuinely care for their students and the subject they teach. – Kampala International School Uganda

Rome Trip 2020

In February 2020 thirty-three QMC students and three teachers went on a cultural trip to Rome- have a look at what we did in the video on the left.

Any Questions?

The Head of Department, Tom Featherstone will be happy to help.

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