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A Level Philosophy

Qualification AS / A2

Examination Board AQA

COURSE DESCRIPTION ‘A’ level philosophy encourages students to consider life’s fundamental questions: Are we truly free? Why should we be tolerant of others? Does God exist? Why do good people suffer? Why should I be governed? It promotes analytic and critical thinking, the ability to evaluate a position using reason, and engagement in thoughtful debate.

AS/A2 Units

The first year is the AS course and covers:

Philosophy 1:
reason & experience The Idea of God

Philosophy 2:
Why be tolerant?
God and the World

The second year completes the
A level with topics such as:

Philosophy 3: key themes in philosophy (moral and political philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion)

Philosophy 4: philosophical problems.

Assessment 100% examination

Entry 5 GCSE’s at grades A* to C including English language and maths

Progression Many students are offered places at university to study degree courses in philosophy, religious studies and/or theology. However, the skills acquired during this course means that many students will also follow undergraduate studies in education, law, journalism, literature, history, politics and the social sciences.
A great many students also go on to employment in careers as diverse as the police force, armed services, advertising, social services, and education

Course Length:

2 Years

Course Levels:



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