Philosophy A Level at Anthony Gell School
There are two main reasons people study Philosophy. The first is simple curiosity. Students who are looking for something new, challenging and interesting to study. Philosophy attempts to answer to key questions; What can we know? and How should we live our lives? These questions then give rise to others: Can we ever have absolutely certain knowledge? What constitutes a good reason for believing something? Are people ever really free? Is there a God? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Why should we obey the law? Is capital punishment immoral? This is just a flavour of the questions and challenges we look at during the Philosophy course but it’s safe to say if you enjoy your GCSE course you will love the A - level.
Both the AS and A2 exam is made up of two examinations. At AS we study: RS Unit 1 - Religion of ethics, here we look at: Aquinas' Natural Law; Situation Ethics: Joseph Fletcher; Utilitarianism: Bentham and Mill
RS Unit 2 - Philosophy of Religion, here we look at: The existence of God (i) – Cosmological Arguments; Evil and Suffering
Standard = This is the standard requirement for studying a subject. This means that you must have at least five GCSE grades at C or above, including English Language and/or Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anthony Gell School directly.