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    (Original post by xbabycakes)
    unfortunately. I think it's cause I applied with a B in biology. Boo
    What did they ask for the A* in? I need mine in psych, not too bad.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    What did they ask for the A* in? I need mine in psych, not too bad.
    They didn't specify, so I'm assuming it's in any subject. I'm guessing they made it explicit with yours? I'm worried that I've missed it somewhere and I do actually need it in psych!
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    (Original post by xbabycakes)
    They didn't specify, so I'm assuming it's in any subject. I'm guessing they made it explicit with yours? I'm worried that I've missed it somewhere and I do actually need it in psych!
    Probably because I do sociology, they wouldn't be as happy if I got the A* in that, whereas you do 3 equally strong subjects.

    This is what track says:

    GCE A level
    Grade A* - Psychology
    and Grade A - Religious Studies
    and Grade A - Sociology
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    Does anybody have any advice on how to approach revising for business and environmental ethics? Should I revise them together or separately? What issues do I need to consider in each with regards to applying ethical theories (e.g, with sexual ethics it is homosexuality, contraception, pre/extra marital sex and pornography/prostitution).
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    Does anybody have any advice on how to approach revising for business and environmental ethics? Should I revise them together or separately? What issues do I need to consider in each with regards to applying ethical theories (e.g, with sexual ethics it is homosexuality, contraception, pre/extra marital sex and pornography/prostitution).
    I'd revise them as separate (apart from the 'does a business have responsibility over the environment')

    What do you mean my issues in applying?
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    I'd revise them as separate (apart from the 'does a business have responsibility over the environment')

    What do you mean my issues in applying?
    Okay thanks
    i mean what are the issues surrounding each central topic? so the issues surrounding sexual ethics include homosexuality etc. I was wondering which ones do I need to consider for the environmental and business ethics part?
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    Okay thanks
    i mean what are the issues surrounding each central topic? so the issues surrounding sexual ethics include homosexuality etc. I was wondering which ones do I need to consider for the environmental and business ethics part?
    All areas have debates of discrimination rights, sanctity of life, quality of life and extent of 'natural'. Nothing specific for each area, it depends on the theory i.e. if your debating from a christian or natural law view you'll focus more on 'natural' than if your doing utilitarianism, you'll be arguing more for quality of life etc.
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    What % roughly do you reckon is needed for an A* in each unit? I've had a brief look and it seems about 80 in philosophy and 83-4ish in ethics will do it. Anyone willign to correct me?
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    (Original post by Ideal.)
    What % roughly do you reckon is needed for an A* in each unit? I've had a brief look and it seems about 80 in philosophy and 83-4ish in ethics will do it. Anyone willign to correct me?
    I thought you needed 90%+ when you combine the two modules at A2. So you could technically get 80-something percent in one of the modules, but the other module will have to be higher to average out at 90 or above. Is this correct?

    edit: I've heard other people say you need 90%+ in both modules at A2, but AQA, edexcel and OCR seem to say it's when you combine them. It's a bit ambiguous. Tbh, it's just all a bit confusing!
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    (Original post by xbabycakes)
    I thought you needed 90%+ when you combine the two modules at A2. So you could technically get 80-something percent in one of the modules, but the other module will have to be higher to average out at 90 or above. Is this correct?

    edit: I've heard other people say you need 90%+ in both modules at A2, but AQA, edexcel and OCR seem to say it's when you combine them. It's a bit ambiguous. Tbh, it's just all a bit confusing!
    You are correct.
    For all A level subjects, to get an A*, you need to get enough UMS for an A overall (80% out of 400 or 600) and then for the A2 units, you need to AVERAGE 90% UMS (equivalent to totalling 190/200 or 270/300 for the A2 year). This is constant for all subjects on all boards.
    The only exception is Maths... where to get an A*, you need to average 90% in C3 and C4 - the applied unit isn't taken into account.
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    Okay thanks
    i mean what are the issues surrounding each central topic? so the issues surrounding sexual ethics include homosexuality etc. I was wondering which ones do I need to consider for the environmental and business ethics part?
    For the environment, you need to consider:
    Whether the environment (plants and animals) have intrinsic or extrinsic value. So like does the environment have value in itself, or is it merely there for human use.

    From here, you could talk about the different theories:
    1. Eco-holism - Gaia hypothesis
    2. Shallow ecology - Plants and animals are here for humans to exploit them for their own uses
    3. Deep ecology - Plants and animals have value in themselves, and should not be exploited. We need to preserve them as they deserve to exist for their own sake.

    Urmmm other issues would be like whether the environment suffers as a result of business e.g. building factories everywhere, pollution and the like.

    Those are the only two I can think of at the moment.

    Hope it helped a bit
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    (Original post by Ideal.)
    What % roughly do you reckon is needed for an A* in each unit? I've had a brief look and it seems about 80 in philosophy and 83-4ish in ethics will do it. Anyone willign to correct me?
    You need 180/200 overall at A2 in order to get an A*.

    So you could get 100 in Philosophy, and 80 in Ethics and get an A* for example.
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    I know you need 180 UMS combined! I was wondering what raw mark corresponds to 180 UMS. I.e. X Raw marks = Y UMS. From looking at the A boundary and adding on the difference of the previous boundary it's usually around 80ish % for 90 UMS.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Here's all my philosophy notes, just write back if you don't understand the abbreviations!
    Those notes are brilliant, don't suppose you have any Ethics equivalent?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Torrresss)
    Those notes are brilliant, don't suppose you have any Ethics equivalent?

    Thanks.
    Sure do
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    Hi, I was just trying to look for help on environmental ethics when I found this board, and I'm so glad that I have! I was wondering how everyone is revising? I always find it really hard to revise for a topic like this. What I have done is made notes on all the topics, then I'm practising planning and writing essays :/ Does anyone have any other tips for revising?
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    Sorry, one other question: does anyone know whether we have to state our sources when writing the essays? Just wondering because my teacher says it looks good if we do state a source for example 'Oliphant uses the example of...to illustrate this point'. I understand that it looks good to do so, but is it necessary? Do we get marked down if we don't?
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Here's all my philosophy notes, just write back if you don't understand the abbreviations!
    Hey those are amazing thanks!. Would you be willing to share any ethics notes be any chance? I've been really struggling, thought it was going ok until talking to my friend it turns out that my teacher has missed out a huge amount of the stuff we're supposed to know so I'm panicking soo much right now :eek:. Just have no idea

    Opps while writing that you've just posted them. Thanks you're incredible!
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Sure do
    Hi I was just using the notes you posted to try and get my head around some of the issues in environmental ethics (our teacher for this part of the syllabus was awful!) and I got a little confused on one part. Where you evaluate Peter Singer in regards to environmental ethics, you have written "Consciousness to pain – unborn children? Plants? Vegetative state?" I was wondering if you could explain what you mean by this point? Is it suggesting that because unborn children do not have 'consciousness' and may not be able to feel pain that they would not be included in Peter Singers 'circle of worth'?
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    (Original post by skygirl999)
    Hi I was just using the notes you posted to try and get my head around some of the issues in environmental ethics (our teacher for this part of the syllabus was awful!) and I got a little confused on one part. Where you evaluate Peter Singer in regards to environmental ethics, you have written "Consciousness to pain – unborn children? Plants? Vegetative state?" I was wondering if you could explain what you mean by this point? Is it suggesting that because unborn children do not have 'consciousness' and may not be able to feel pain that they would not be included in Peter Singers 'circle of worth'?
    His basis of sentience, or what we should look after is based on consciousness/ability to feel pain. So he would say it's ok to tear down trees as they can't feel pain, but not ok to kill a dog as it does (he said other utilitarians were speciest). My evaluation is, while this works in theory, in practice he would condone abortion on the basis the child can't feel pain and also those in a vegatitive state on life support for the same reason. Furthermore, he points out himself that he's only speculating plants can't feel pain, so if his guess work is wrong, we shouldn't be destroying rainforests.
 
 
 

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