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    I am currently finishing up my GCSE's and I am about to apply for sixth form to study AS and A levels. I am thinking of taking English Language, English Literatue and Religious Studies Philosophy & Ethics.

    But I'm not sure about Philosophy and Ethics yet, and was wondeing if anyone had anything to say about it? Such as pros/cons and just their general opinions of it really so I can get some ideas on it and make my final decision?


    I take all three of those at AS at the moment! Initially I was stuck between sociology/psychology for my fourth choice but I found sociology boring and psychology too on the science side...then my parents suggested philosophy and ethics and I fell in love with the philosophy side of it as R.E was great at gcse!
    It involves quite a bit of debating which is fun if you're into sharing your views and listening to others - being open minded. There's a lot of essay writing but clearly that won't put you off since you also like English too also employers tend to favour this subject because it shows your ability to think with an open mind, solve problems and your awareness of other cultures and religions

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    I take similar subjects to you, although my school does not do English Language so I only take literature.
    REP was my fourth option and I kind of just picked it because I did well in RE at GCSE and the teachers were great, but now it's definitely one of my favourites. It's completely different to GCSE but still immensely interesting, especially the ethics section I think.
    It's very heavily essay based but I've found that they're quite easy to get to grips with, and it helps with other essay based subjects (such as English) in that it improves how coherent you can be under strict timings and just general style of your writing.
    It's also pretty well respected as on top of being an essay based subject, it shows the ability to think analytically and awareness for other faiths and points of view.
    My personal favourite part is that the classes involve quite a lot of debating which is really good fun

    I done it last year for AS. it was my favourite subject. its really interesting and involves lots of debating and thinking. it can open your mind to new ideas. it may be an extra load of writing on top of the english but id definitely recommend it
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