Philosophy - A Level at Dinnington High School
A-level Philosophy provides students with a broad introduction to the study of Philosophy. This specification is designed to:
- Develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy
- Integrate themes and texts to allow teachers to plan the most suitable modules for the textual problems or the most suitable texts given their interest in other modules
- Help students gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques
- Enable students to develop the ability to reason, form their own judgements, express themselves coherently and contribute to the process of debate
- Show students how to consider philosophical problems through the study of a key text.
Year One studies
Epistemology – realism, idealism and how concepts of knowledge relate to political and historical ideology. Philosophy of religion – why do people believe in God? Why does evil exist? Are we meant to suffer?
Year Two studies
Ethical issues such as sex ethics, crime, justice, war and killing. Philosophy of the mind – materialism, dualism philosophical zombies and behaviourism. We will study great philosophers including Plato, Hume, Locke and Descartes throughout the course.
5 GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent), plus at least a C grade in either English Language, Religious Studies or History.
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