The RE team comprises:
Miss Mary Hext (Head of Department)
Mr Chris Burdett
Mr Hugo Demetre
Mr Chris Trengove
What do students study?
Our Philosophy and Ethics A Level course is an investigation of the philosophy of religion and ethics. There is much class discussion and students will be asked to investigate issues, present arguments and reach conclusions. Lessons are stimulating and engaging and much student participation is encouraged. Students will study:
- arguments for the existence of God – teleological, cosmological, antological
- miracles, suffering and evil
- life after death
- ethical theories such as Utilitarianism and Deontology
- abortion and medical ethics
- war and pacifism
How are students assessed?
The examining board is Edexcel. Students are assessed as follows:
Two exams, a Foundations paper of 1¾ hours and an Investigations paper of
1¼ hours (each accounting for 25% of the total A2 marks).
Two further exams, a Developments paper of 1¾ hours and an Implications paper of 1¼ hours (each accounting for 25% of the total marks).
Students are assessed on their knowledge, understanding and evaluation skills and all exams are essay based.
Contact Head of Department Miss Mary Hext for further information: