A Level Philosophy
Course code: 7172
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 24 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: AQA A Level Philosophy
Awarding body: AQA
A Level Philosophy is a brilliant introduction to core philosophical themes and approaches. You will study the fundamental problems of philosophy including the nature of god, as well as exploring philosophers like Descartes and Kant and their ideologies.
Philosophy is a passion for many people and this A Level gives those learning at home a great opportunity to grapple with and enjoy the subject.
A Level Philosophy overview
A Level Philosophy covers epistemology, the concept of God, religious language as well as utilitarianism, dualism and materialism, giving the student a comprehensive introduction to the subject.
This A Level is a natural partner to those studying A Levels in History, Classical Civilisations and Government and Politics. You will develop transferable skills like the development of reason and the ability to construct arguments.
A Level Philosophy content
This A Level is divided into the following units:
2. Moral philosophy
3. Metaphysics of God
4. Metaphysics of mind
- Building and constructing powerful arguments.
- Integrating themes and texts.
- Developing a grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques.
- Developing reasoning ability as well as the skills to express themselves coherently and contribute to the process of debate.
- The consideration of philosophical problems through the study of a key text.
The AQA A Level Philosophy qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by the AQA. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre. Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams. You will need to contact the exam centre in good time to make arrangements regarding the fieldwork.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
All e-books contain a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information.
Method of study
The content is all online and accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).
The online e-book has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
With the tutor support option there are Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our A Level e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the A Level?
You can complete your A Level as quickly or slowly within the two years as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 360 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for A Level Philosophy are available in May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to sit the exams over the two years.