A level Philosophy

A level Philosophy

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A level Philosophy

A level Philosophy provides students with a broad introduction to the study of philosophy and gives students an opportunity to ask and consider the ‘big questions’ in life such as, “what is knowledge?”; “ what is ‘the self?”; “where is the thing we call ‘mind’?”;  “is the concept of God coherent?”; “how should we behave and what do the words ‘right’, ‘wrong’, ‘good’, ‘bad’ actually mean?” 

Students will study the great thinkers in philosophy from ancient times to modern, including Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Russell, Ayer and Anscombe.

 
Duration 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus
Course code 15297-01
Fee

What you learn

Studying philosophy will help you to develop critical analysis; reasoning; evaluation skills; problem solving skills; research skills  and will encourage you to express yourself coherently both verbally and in your written work.

How you will be assessed

You will be encouraged to develop your essay writing skills; enabling you to present your ideas in a clear, precise, well-structured way.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course will be delivered in dedicated and well-equipped teaching rooms at Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus. Within our dedicated 'Sixth Form' area, students also have access to a permanently staffed 'Independent Learning Zone', where comfortable seating and a suite of 60 chrome-books are provided to facilitate independent study.

Entry requirements

5 GCSES 9-4, including English and maths (9-5 in GCSE English).

What's next

Progression Routes 

Philosophy A Level is highly regarded by top universities as it develops many transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of philosophy. 

It can lead to further study in fields such as theology and religious studies, and combines well with subjects such as literature, sociology, history, psychology and physics. 

It can also lead to careers in teaching, the civil service, charity work, counselling, journalism, social work and many others.

Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS3 1AA
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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