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A Level results 2020

August 13, 2020

Every year students wait anxiously for A-Level grades that they think will define them forever. It may do for a day or two but after that it is only prologue. This year more than ever those grades are meaningless as you didn’t even get to sit the exam. The grade you receive is only a guess, an educated guess, but a guess nonetheless. You might have tried harder than expected. You might have buckled under the pressure. You might have...

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Why drill music is being used to teach philosophy

June 21, 2020

It’s been a couple of years since large sections of the media first started panicking about drill music, questioning if the genre’s often violent lyrics were contributing to knife crime in London – sometimes claiming outright that they were. For the youth workers helping young people navigate daily life, it was never that black and white. Instead Ciaran Thapar saw drill as an opportunity to meet young people on their own terms. “How can we use this undeniably organically popular...

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Can Ethics be Taught? by Peter Singer

July 14, 2019

On a range of ethical issues, philosophy professors specializing in ethics have been found to behave no better than professors working in other areas of philosophy, or than non-philosophy professors. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that ethical reasoning is powerless to make people behave more ethically. Teachers of practical ethics have an obvious interest in the answer to that question. The answer should also matter to students thinking of taking a course in practical ethics. But the question also has...

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University subject profile: philosophy

June 8, 2019

What you’ll learn Philosophy tackles questions and concepts that others take for granted. What is private property? What does it actually mean to say that one event causes another? When can a scientific theory become a scientific fact? Students reading philosophy can find themselves engaging with modern social and political concerns, while confronting questions of personal value systems, social critique and moral life. Philosophy may not have all the answers (for example, 2,000 years ago, Pontius Pilate was supposed to have...

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Ethics sample answer from 2018 exam – Religious Studies Tutor Brighton

February 7, 2019

3) Assess the view that natural law is of no help with regard to the issue of euthanasia (40 marks) Aquinas natural law theory is thought of as absolute, in that it knows of no exceptions, however after looking at doctrine of double effect it can be shown that the theory can give inconsistent answers in the case of euthanasia. This inconsistency coupled with the foundation of a God given purpose limits the help that it can be with regards...

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A level grades for religious studies are good, but numbers are down nationally

July 19, 2018

RELIGIOUS education bodies have expressed deep concern over a 20 per cent drop in the number of students taking A-levels in religious studies in the UK. A-level results were published on Thursday. More than 20,000 students took A-level exams in religious studies this year — 2.5 per cent of the total number of students — down from more than 26,000 (3.1 per cent of the total) the previous year. (Numbers overall were down, though certain other subjects showed a growth...

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