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

The AS Philosophy course will ask you to study Epistemology (the theory of knowledge) and Ethics. At A-Level, students look at areas that explore the 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

Three-hour exam at both AS and A-Level, mixture of short and long essay question answers

 

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.