If you’re looking for a subject which will help you develop the skills of clear thinking and analysis, then Philosophy is ideal. If you want a subject that is well regarded by employers and universities, then Philosophy fits the bill.
Philosophy considers questions such as:
• What is knowledge and how do we obtain it?
• Can I know there is an external world?
• Could you be a brain in a vat?
• Is there a coherent definition of God?
• Are there any good arguments for the existence of God?
• How can we (really) explain the fact that there is evil?
• Is my mind just my brain?
• Do I have freewill?
• Could a computer be a person?
• Is it the consequences of an action or your intentions that matter in judging if it’s right or wrong?
• Is morality objective or subjective?
Philosophy combines well with any humanity or social science subjects and with mathematics and the sciences.
Paper 1: Theory of knowledge (epistemology) and moral philosophy.
Paper 2: The philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion.
A Level - 2 x three hour examinations (papers 1 and 2).
AS - a stand-alone qualification covering the core content in paper 1, assessed by one three hour examination.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including a 4/5
or above in Maths and English.