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IB Philosophy *FEES PAYABLE* at Hurstpierpoint College

Course description

Philosophy is one of the most intellectually stimulating and rigorous subjects available. Students gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques. They will develop their abilities to analyse and assess philosophical writings and to reason, form their own judgments, express themselves coherently and to contribute to the process of debate. Philosophy equips students with a set of transferable skills which can be applied successfully not only to Philosophy but also to other academic subjects and any written theories and arguments they encounter in their everyday lives.

The aims of the IB Philosophy programme are to train students to:

  • develop an intellectually independent and creative way of thinking
  • formulate arguments in a rational and logical way
  • examine, critically, their own experiences, and their ideological and cultural biases
  • become aware of the different philosophical traditions

Entry requirements

It is unlikely that students will have studied Philosophy formally prior to this course. However, you must have attained at least an A grade at GCSE in at least three of the following subjects: Religious Studies, English Language, English Literature, History, Latin. An open, flexible and enquiring mind is a key requirement.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hurstpierpoint College directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years