AQA AS/A Level Philosophy
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All teachers are fully qualified with extensive experience delivering A Level Philosophy achieving results that consistently place their students in the top 20% national performance.
Students will be scheduled to receive two 90 minute live lessons delivered by zoom to replicate the interactive classroom. Content will be delivered and your questions answered in real time. Weekly assignments will be marked and detailed individual feedback given every half term based on a timed assessment to report on your progress.
Class size 15 students Max
Class size 40 students Max
No live classes
Sociology is the study of society, exploring how beliefs and behaviour are shaped by the world around us. It is a rigorous academic subject requiring good language and reasoning skills. It involves using specialist vocabulary with the aim of interrogating how human interaction is organised and how and why humans interact in the way that they do. It is a social science and as such, uses an evidence-based approach requiring the ability to recall data and sociological studies to support arguments made.
Key concepts covered include:
Epistemology: In this unit you will consider what the definition of knowledge is, what we can know, and how we acquire knowledge and concepts. It also covers the idea of scepticism.
Moral Philosophy: In this unit you will consider ethics (It’s about right and wrong, good and bad). This module covers ethical theories, applications of these theories, and the meaning of moral language.
Metaphysics of God: This module covers the concept of God as typically conceived by the three main monotheistic religions. It covers whether such a concept is possible as well as arguments for and against the existence of God.
- Metaphysics of Mind: Philosophy of mind looks at what minds and mental states actually are. This module covers various theories which say the mind is a physical thing and others which argue it is non-physical.
What can the subject prepare me for?
Philosophy is the ultimate “transferable work skill.” With its emphasis on reason and argumentation, philosophy is an excellent preparation for a career in law, religion, business, international diplomacy, social work, medical management or writing as well as post-graduate education. Philosophy majors successfully work in, but are not limited to the following occupational fields:
- business professional
- non-profit work
- public relations director
- social worker
- foreign service officer
- public policy