ABOUT THE COURSE
Do you have questions about the origin and nature of our existence? Do you wonder why we are really here?
If you can answer yes to these questions, A Level Philosophy is the perfect subject for you.
You will go on this journey through four units:
Epistemology: what is knowledge? You will explore areas such as perception, reason and the limits of knowledge.
Moral Philosophy: What is the meaning of good, bad, right and wrong? You will explore the origins of moral principles: reason, emotion/attitudes, or society.
Metaphysics of God: the study of the concept and nature of God, arguments relating to the existence of God and religious language are all areas you will be investigating and considering in this unit.
Metaphysics of Mind: the study of ideas relating to the physical and the mental: what do we mean by “mind”? Is “mind” without “body” a conceivable notion?
WHAT WE ADD
There will be opportunities for trips and visits to places such as Buddhist Temples and other places of worship. You will also have the chance to hear from guest speakers who are experts in the field.
HOW CAN I STANDOUT WITH PHILOSOPHY?
Studying A Level Philosophy will give you a vast amount of transferable skills to use in the future. Your writing, analytical and critical thinking skills will increase greatly, which will be an asset to the majority of degree courses. You will develop the ability to reason, form your own conclusions whilst weighing up various facts and opinions. Typical career progression includes working within teaching, law, civil service, local government, as well as many graduate schemes.
– Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
– Grade 5s in GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language