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.
Philosophy course 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 course 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.
- 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.
This course is divided into the following units:
2. Moral philosophy
3. Metaphysics of God
4. Metaphysics of mind
The AQA A Level Philosophy qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. The two exams make up the AS Level, the next two exams comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course 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.