Exam Board and specification code:
AQA A-level Philosophy (7172/1/2)
Mr JP Buluma
What is this course about?
Is it the right subject for me?
Hopefully, your Year 12 and 13 studies will be more than a means to an end for you. This subject has something extra - real 'value added' features:-
- exploring the mysteries of human existence
- analysing and evaluating on what we consider to be knowledge. (What do we mean when we say; ‘I know’?)
- it will enhance your critical skills, test the views of others, including scholars, challenging the evidence and the testimonies.
- you will face the challenge of exploring questions that have no answers.
Students are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content, including through the use of philosophical analysis (conceptual analysis and argument analysis). They must also be able to analyse and evaluate the philosophical arguments within the subject content to form reasoned judgements.
What might this course lead on to?
If you want to go on to study the subject at university, there is a huge range of courses available, including Philosophy, Law, philosophical anthropology, classics, and politics.
You need Grade 6 and above in English Language or English Literature to study this course. There is no prior learning of philosophy required.