Philosophy

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • At AS you will consider the big questions, such as, ‘What is knowledge?’ and ‘What do good, bad, right and wrong really mean?’
  • A-Level students will explore further questions including ‘Is the concept of God incoherent?’ and ‘What is mind?’

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Epistemology (the theory of knowledge) and Ethics.

Year 2 (A-Level) – Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Religion. You will develop your knowledge of the most profound areas of human thought and will possess abilities to discuss, and critically evaluate, the most complex ideas in both verbal and written formats.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – three-hour exam

Year 2 (A-Level) – three-hour exam

Both exams will be a mixture of short and long essay questions.

 

PROGRESSION

Philosophy is a highly-regarded subject that will strongly support university applications. Careers in teaching, public services, science, caring professions and jobs in the private sector.