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.
The first year is the AS course and covers:
reason & experience The Idea of God
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