Philosophy A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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.

How will it be delivered?

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.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including a 4/5  
or above in Maths and English. 

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