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Philosophy & Ethics Through Film: Ethical Theories DVD-ROM

Film-based resources bringing A Level Philosophy and Ethics to life

Luke Pollard and Advisory Editor Libby Ahluwalia

Suitable for:  A Level RE departments

Price:  £185.00 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-913618-6
Publication date: 23/02/2012
DVD: 2 pages

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Curriculum-focused films with accompanying exam board-specific worksheets, tackling topics for A Level Philosophy and Ethics. This DVD looks at three ethical theories; Utilitarianism; Kantian Ethics; Virtue Ethics using student-friendly language and visual signposting to break down difficult concepts.


  • A unique resource of specially commissioned films to cover key A Level topics perfect for use in the classroom
  • Key concepts are broken down and explained using student-friendly language and clear visual signposting to help students understand difficult concepts
  • Features interviews with contemporary philosophers and thinkers to bring debates vividly to life
  • Short film clips for each topic offer an introduction to inspire debate, while in-depth films cover main arguments and an extension film encourages deeper thinking
  • Covers three ethical theories; Utilitarianism; Kantian Ethics; Virtue Ethics
  • Accompanied by downloadable exam practice worksheets and tips for exam success tailored for the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC specifications, with generic activity worksheets allowing use with all specifications
  • A DVD for Arguments for the Existence of God is also available
  • Special launch price includes a VLE disc

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  • It enabled students who had previously struggled with the concept of ontology to discuss the matter and thus provided encouragement prior to sitting the examination. The accompanying worksheets are excellent and will support non-specialist teachers as well as students. The ideas are are clearly presented and provide scope for excellent discussion-based learning. They also provide the basis for further reading and independent study. - Martin Campion, Ursuline School, Kent
  • An impressive resource. A DVD of this quality is a rare thing indeed at this level. It works well in class - hit play and you see the students engage with the subject matter. They pay attention. They listen. They chuckle. They learn. - Andrew Haviland, Head of RE, Bryanston School
  • Succinctly presented and accessible summaries that students will respond well to. Relevant extension points to move gifted students in the right direction. - Patrick Garton, Head of Faculty, The Cherwell School
  • The clarity of these resources will make these valuable learning aids for students and teachers alike. They will be springboards for further discussion and will enthuse students to delve into the world of philosophy and ethics. - Leanne Dorn, RE teacher and Head of PSHE, The Cherwell School
  • Great info, good stylistically which I feel will work well with my pupils. - Mark Readman, Head of RE, Sponne School
  • Very accessible videos, and will be very popular with students. - Hannah Louis, RE teacher, Sponne School
  • We have been using the new DVD A level Philosophy and Ethics resource to do revision with our students. The response from students and my colleagues has been very positive! The worksheets have been very helpful. Well done to OUP for creating such a helpful teaching resource. Keep them coming! - Rick Mearkle, Head of Religious Studies and RPSE, Chaplain, Caterham School
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Table of Contents

Ethical Theories
1: Utilitarianism
2: Kantian Ethics
3: Virtue Ethics