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Philosophy AS and A Level (AQA) at Crawshaw Academy

Course description

Course Description

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental questions which underpin human existence and experience. Throughout the programme of learning students will be challenged to consider questions such as: What can we know? Can the existence of God be proved? How do we make moral decisions?  Are my mind and body separate?


Students will learn historical and contemporary answers to these questions and will develop core philosophical skills - accuracy, precision and succinctness in presenting other’s views and the ability to construct and evaluate their own arguments.

Course content

Units of study

Year 1:                                                        Year 2:

 1. Epistemology                                        1. Ethics

 2. Philosophy of Religion                           2. Philosophy of Mind 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements


Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5x 9-4 grades at GCSE subjects, including grade 6 in English Language.


year 1 Philosophy is examined through one, 3 hour exam paper.

Year 2 Philosophy is examined through one, 3 hour exam paper. 

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Future opportunities

Future Opportunities


Students can gain access to a wide range of degree level courses following successful completion of their studies. Careers linked with this subject include: law, marketing and PR, education, civil service, business and media.


Further information

Further Information


For further information on this course contact Mr Harris ( or check the  A Level specification on the AQA website:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years