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A-Level

Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of the underlying nature of everything from knowledge and existence to morality and the mind.  You will learn how to analyse and construct arguments on a range of philosophical topics.   An enquiring and analytic mind are a must!

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in either English language or English literature and a GCSE grade 5 in maths.

Assessment

  • 100% Exams
An introduction to Philosophy Presentation About this course

What is philosophy?

Philosophy is the study of the underlying nature of everything from knowledge and existence to morality and the mind.  You will learn how to analyse and construct arguments on a range of philosophical topics.   An enquiring and analytic mind are a must!

 

What will I study?

During the course you will study epistemology (theory of knowledge) and moral philosophy in the first year, going on to philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind in the second year.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Opportunities to attend master classes and events at other universities
  • The college runs a philosophy student conference
  • Trips to conferences and events nationally

 

What can it lead to?

Students go on to study a variety of degree courses as the analytic and logical skills developed in philosophy are respected by many professions.

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