Philosophy A Level

SCASPHIMT

Philosophy AS/A2 Level

About the course

Socrates claimed that "the unexamined life is not worth living". It is in this spirit that philosophers have explored fundamental questions about the human condition, including how we ought to live and ultimately what it all means.

 

5/C in GCSE English Language; 5/C in GCSE Maths; at least a grade 6/B  in one other written GCSE subject e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies (full course).

In your first year, we will consider questions about the nature of knowledge and the extent to which we can be certain about anything. Do physical objects exist? How do I know whether I am dreaming right now? Can the existence of God be proved?

In your second year, we will explore how we make moral decisions. Is there an absolute moral law or are our ideas about right and wrong simply emotional responses to the world? We will also examine questions in the philosophy of mind. Are human beings simply biological machines or is there something mysterious about consciousness that means we will never explain it?

 

 

 

In your second year, we will explore how we make moral decisions. Is there an absolute moral law or are our ideas about right and wrong simply emotional responses to the world? We will also examine questions in the philosophy of mind. Are human beings simply biological machines or is there something mysterious about consciousness that means we will never explain it?

Assessment is through two written exams at the end of the second year of the course. 

Philosophy is a highly regarded discipline at Universities and Higher Level institutions.  It can be paired with Science, Art or Humanities subjects.  

My teachers have been so passionate about what they teach

Lavai Nielsen

Lavai Nielsen

Studied: English Language, Geography and Philosophy

Destination: King's College London to study Geography

Lavai, who would like to work for an international NGO after university, said: “Getting my results was surreal and a great relief. I am really looking forward to going to university and am really pleased that I made it in to my first choice university.

“My teachers have been so passionate about what they teach and they instill that same passion in you for your subjects.”

Course information

Start date
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10 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
SC12PHIA18
Start date
10/09/18
End date
03/07/20
Duration
2 Years
Centre
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
International
School Leavers
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A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.