A Level in Philosophy

Start Date: 14 September 2020
Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time subject

Course Overview

Philosophy is about using rational argument and logical thinking to shine some light on life’s big questions. In doing so you’ll get a greater understanding of the world we live in, and of yourself.

Course Content

We look at: Epistemology - What can we know? What is Perception? What can I ever know about how you perceive the world? Can you trust your senses, or are you really a brain in a tank? Philosophy of Religion - Can the existence of God be proved? Students investigate arguments relating to the existence of God. Moral philosophy - Who shapes these?

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above (including English and maths).

Assessment Methods

  • written assessments

  • coursework

  • written exams


You will be able to progress to university level study or on to employment.