A-Level Philosophy Course at Varndean College

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
CAREER PATHWAYS

Philosophy is an excellent grounding for a diverse range of degrees. It has links with most subjects, but rather than equipping you for a specific career, gives you highly valuable thinking skills that can be used in a variety of different situations and occupations.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

The ability to ask penetrating questions; to analyse and evaluate the arguments of others and to present arguments clearly and logically

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Philosophy comes from the Greek words meaning ‘love of wisdom’. It will involve you in thinking about thinking and learning to question basic beliefs, assumptions and ideas whilst searching for truth. Philosophy teaches you to think in a clear, logical and creative way that will help you in other subject areas and in most areas of life where critical and inventive thinking is valued. Students who study Philosophy find it challenging and exciting and many say that it changes their outlook in ways that they find useful and rewarding. Enlightenment is not guaranteed but studying Philosophy should make you and your life more interesting!

YEAR 1
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics

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YEAR 2
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Mind
COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


A Level

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirements

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:


100% exam

EXAMBOARD:


AQA

OTHER INFORMATION:


Philosophy combines well with most subjects. In particular the A level combines well with Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, and Classical Civilisation.

ENQUIRIES TO:


Nigel Marshall

“I have always been very interested and fascinated in Philosophy and I find the lessons and coursework engaging and informative.”
MIRA LINDSTROM – PREVIOUSLY STUDIED OVERSEAS