What can we know? What is human consciousness? Philosophy deals with the big questions in life.
Philosophy examines the rich treasure trove of answers to questions such as: What is the nature and limitation of our knowledge? How do we decide what is right? Does God exist? What is human consciousness?
Philosophy A level will appeal to you if you enjoy thinking deeply, reading critically and expressing your ideas clearly in essays and discussion. Your opinions will be challenged in lively classroom discussion as you are led through the maze of philosophical puzzles.
A level Philosophy is an antidote to learning facts and figures: this subject encourages you to think for yourself! The course is complementary to both arts and science A levels and prepares you for allied academic subjects at university including a Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree or a straight philosophy degree. Thinking is a vocational skill and philosophy graduates are extremely marketable in a wide variety of fields such as law, journalism and public services.
"Philosophy is both interesting and strangely enjoyable; it's like a gym for your brain. It requires a lot of thought. It can be quite challenging but when something makes sense to you and you get that 'click' in your mind, it's a great feeling" Catherine Garters, Philosophy student.
Epistemology: What we can know?
Ethics: How do we make moral decisions?
Metaphysics of God: Can the existence of God be proved?
Metaphysics of Mind: Are my mind and body separate?
There is no coursework and all examination questions are compulsory.
GCSE grade 6 in English, Language or Literature.
The course is complimentary to both arts and science A levels and prepares you for allied academic subjects at university as well as Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) or straight philosophy. Thinking is a vocational skill and philosophy graduates are extremely marketable in a wide variety of fields such as law, journalism and public services.