Eduqas A Level… Preparing to Teach?


Just back from the eduqas “preparing to teach” A Level INSET in London, aimed at introducing and marketing their 2016 specification.  In the half-hour I have before running a discussion with our Philosophy Society “Sophos” about Confucianism and its relevance in understanding modern China (!) I will share some of my impressions.

  1. Religious Ethics

This session held no surprises and for experienced teachers should not throw up any problems.  The only novelties were the insistence on teaching modern versions of ethical theories e.g. Singer, Ross, Finnis – this is required by other boards at the moment though, so no chance for those converting to eduqas.   The one thing I would say is that the materials and the presenter seemed, as yet, a bit hazy on the details of this new content.  I hope that the examiners have a better grasp of the actual subject content they will be marking before…

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