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Part Time Philosophy - A Level

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Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

Philosophy AS introduces students to three branches of Philosophy: Theory of Knowledge; Moral Philosophy/Philosophy of Religion and Textual Study. Philosophy A2 continues the study of Philosophy in the areas of Philosophy of Mind and Textual Study with the third module being a synoptic essay on themes studied throughout the course.

Important information

Government funding available

To take into account

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including a minimum of Grade C English Language . Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

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Course programme

Awarding Body

Assessment & Qualifications Alliance

Course Content

Philosophy AS introduces students to three branches of Philosophy: Theory of Knowledge; Moral Philosophy/Philosophy of Religion and Textual Study. Philosophy A2 continues the study of Philosophy in the areas of Philosophy of Mind and Textual Study with the third module being a synoptic essay on themes studied throughout the course.

Course Features

Introduction to a new field of study. The course assumes no previous study of Philosophy and begins with basic introductions to philosophical and logical concepts together with a study of the structures of valid and invalid arguments

The art of critical thinking is useful for all further study in A-level subjects, both humanities and sciences and is therefore equally beneficial for all combinations of A-level subjects.

Philosophy engages students in fundamental questions of value which may not be raised in their other subjects of study.

The study of Philosophy allows students to study in detail one philosophical text at AS and one at A2. This intensive study promotes comprehension and summarising skills which are useful in other A-level subjects.

Assessment is by exams at AS and a combination of examination and synoptic essay writing at A2. This allows student to develop their essay writing skills over two years, culminating in an extended philosophical essay allowing the development of their own line of thought and argumentation.

There are significant overlaps between Philosophy and the other following A-level subjects Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, English, Law and History.

Texts studied at AS and A2 are Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism is a Humanism and Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil. Students of French would be able to read part of Sartre?s text in French. This would complement the reading they do within the French course modules.
Career Prospects and Progression

The study of Philosophy is useful for students going into any career that involves critical and analytical thinking. It is a good foundation for degrees in Humanities, but is equally appropriate for Science and Maths students.

Modules
Method of Assessment

Assessment for AS is by three examinations. Assessment for A2 is by two examinations and one synoptic essay.

Course Length

AS - 1 Year A-Level - 2 Years

Time of Delivery

Daytime

Campus

Graig Campus

Bilingual Provision

This course can be studied in English only

Entry Requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including a minimum of Grade C English Language . Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

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Part Time Philosophy - A Level

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