Philosophy A level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology

What will you be working towards?

Code 1015/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Philosophy is concerned with the big questions: What is knowledge? What is truth? What is Good? Philosophy is a rigorous intellectual discipline focused on reasons, arguments and justification. This course introduces you to Epistemology (theory of knowledge), Moral Philosophy, the Metaphysics of God, and the Metaphysics of Mind. The course is designed to develop critical and intellectual skills, to challenge preconceptions, and to develop knowledge and understanding of major philosophical issues.

How will it be delivered?

A Level Philosophy is assessed by unseen examinations at the end of this two years course. There is one three hour paper consisting of 5 question each on epistemology and moral philosophy, and a second three hour paper consisting of 5 questions each on the metaphysics of God and the metaphysics of mind. You will also be assessed throughout the course with written homework, class presentations, written exercises and mock examinations. At the end of your first year you will sit of formal 1st year exam which will inform both your predicted grade for UCAS applications and your progression to the second year of study

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language or Literature grade B/6 and grade C/5 in Maths.

Your next steps...

Philosophy A Level is extremely popular with universities as it demonstrates the capacity for original and rigorous thought and the critical analysis of difficult texts. These skills form an important basis for intellectual development, and are highly prized on any Higher Education course.