A Level Philosophy
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Philosophy investigates the deepest questions about what it means to be human. What can we know about the world
we live in? Can we trust our experience of the world? Philosophy gives us logical and reasoned methods for discussing
such questions. Philosophy asks you not to be too quick to jump to conclusions and aims to develop keen, independent
thinkers. You will develop your transferable skills such as the ability to ask and discuss penetrating questions, the
analysis and evaluation of complex arguments and the ability to present your own arguments logically and clearly.
You will explore questions such as:
• What is knowledge?
• Is what we experience an illusion?
• Where does our knowledge come from?
• What does it mean to live a good life
• How do we know what is right and wrong?
The second year examines questions to do with the
relationship between mind and body. Where does our
individual identity come from? Students will also explore
the philosophy of religion by questioning the concept of
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.
Your next steps...
Philosophy is useful for a whole range of degrees: Law,
Medicine, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science, all other
Sciences, Politics, Sociology, History, Religious Studies,
Philosophy, Psychology, English, Maths and many others.
Business values clear and independent thinking skills.
Journalism and advertising see logical presentation of
ideas as important.
Social work, public services, medicine and law see a
background in ethics as important.