This course requires 2 options.
Teacher in Charge: Dr C. Gavin
- Explicitly develop critical thinking skills
- Explore ethical principles and apply to real world problems
- Encourage collaboration, creative idea formation, and communication skills
- Teach how to think, not what to think
- The course will promote: thinking for yourself,discussion and collaboration through a large variety of fun activities that encourage idea development.
- The course aims to foster both breadth and depth of thinking, that will provide useful tools for other subjects and for life as a citizen of the world.
- Critical thinking and metacognition
- Logic and argumentation skills
- Ethical theories and principles
- Applied Ethics (ethics of war and of punishment)
- Exploration of Key Belief Systems and Traditions
- A citizenship project
Future areas of interest and study: Philosophy is the ultimate "transferable work skill." With its emphasis on reason and argumentation, philosophy is an excellent preparation for a career in law, religion, business, international diplomacy, social work, medical management or writing as well as post-graduate education.
Recommended Prior Learning
None, however Year 9 or Year 10 philosophy is beneficial.
Total Credits Available: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.