Philosophy and Ethics

Key Stage 4 – GCSE Philosophy & Ethics

What will I learn on this course?

Philosophy & Ethics offers students the opportunity for the thematic study of fundamental questions of life and how different communities approach these matters.

This specification encourages students to develop their interest and enthusiasm for the study of the relationship between religion and the wider world. To develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring the impact of beliefs, teachings, practices, ways of life and forms of expressing meaning. To express their personal responses and informed insights on fundamental questions about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments.

How is this qualification taught and assessed?

The full course is taught over two years, one unit per year. Both units assessed by exams at the end of year 10.

What qualification will I achieve?

A GCSE in Religious Education.

Where will this qualification take me?

Study of Religious Studies B lays a good foundation for further study of Religious Studies at A-level and complements other related A-level subjects including Philosophy, Law, History, History of Art, Government and Politics, Sociology and English Literature.

How can I find out more?

Speak to Mrs Wootten or email her at