Philosophy - A Level (AQA) - Westminster Kingsway College

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Philosophy - A Level (AQA)

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Course Title Philosophy - A Level (AQA)
Start Date 9th September 2019
Location Kings Cross
Duration 2 Years
Attendance
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

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About the Course

A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level). You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year. When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at. If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.

What you will study

A-level Philosophy provides you with a broad introduction to the study of Philosophy. The specification is designed to develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy, help you gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques, enable you to develop the ability to reason, form your own judgements, express yourself coherently and contribute to the process of debate. It also allows you to consider philosophical problems through the study of a key text. You will be asked questions about the nature of morality; what makes an action morally good or bad, right or wrong and how can we know this? Is it just a matter of opinion, or are some things (objectively) good or bad in themselves? You will consider the nature of the mind; is it an entirely different 'thing' from the body? What kind of 'thing' is it? Is it a physical thing or a non-physical thing? What kind of problems stem from believing it to be one or the other? You will question the nature of knowledge; what does it mean exactly to know? You will then apply these questions to the field of religion; what can we know e.g. about the nature of God, whether or not God exists?

Access Method

During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are two public examinations.

Progression

Progress to a wide range of degree and other higher education courses, apprenticeships or employment.

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Entry Requirements

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Entry Requirement

General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). You will also need a good reference.

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