A Level

Exam Board: A Level Philosophy – AQA

Course Summary

Philosophy teaches you how to sharpen your thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills, whilst developing your ability to listen, articulate and write.

Through the study of Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophies of Religion and Mind you will explore fascinating concepts and arguments from European philosophy over the last 2500 years.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 5 in English and Mathematics
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 5.5



  • Epistemology
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Metaphysics of God
  • Philosophy of Mind

Why choose this course?

  • Focus on topical issues
  • Focus on student lead debates and discussions
  • Good foundation for university
  • Teaching advanced writing skills, logical development of arguments and cogent responses

Where might it lead?

Philosophy leads to multiple options in both further study and employment, as it requires logical thought about abstract concepts. Many students go on to study and work in the fields of Philosophy, Religious Studies, English, History, Law, Physics, Maths, Business and the Arts.


This course is 100% examination based.


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