A Level Ethics & Philosophy

At Newquay Tretherras we offer Philosophy and Ethics Both at A Level. We cover a variety of topics that challenge our learners and encourage the development of deep thinking skills.

The course is divided into two sections: Philosophy and Ethics. The philosophy course introduces the works of some of the ancient philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, and moves towards more modern thinkers such as Dawkins. It deals with issues such as the Existence of God, Free Will, Religious Experience and the Problem of Evil. The Ethics course begins by assessing the morality of issues such as Genetic Engineering, Euthanasia and War. Later in the course pupils will be given the opportunity to study ethical theories such as Utilitarianism, Natural law.