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Philosophy AS/A Level at Fitzharrys School

Course description

This subject is still a legacy A level. This means that the result of the AS exams contributes 50% to the overall A level marks, the second 50% coming from exams at the end of year 13 on the A2 modules.

Course content


Unit 1 Epistemology
Unit 2 Philosophy of Religion


Philosophy of Mind

Reading primary texts / text books independently

Debate and discussion

Investigative research

Multi-media presentations

Entry requirements

• Self motivation
• Interest in extensive reading
• Independent learning and self-organisation
• Problem solving
• Reviewing and modifying
• Critical analysis and logical thinking
• Communication - orally and written
• Risk taking and reflective thinking


AS: Examination Only (1 Paper–2 Sections) 3 hours

A2: Examination Only (1 Paper–2 Sections) 3 hours.

Future opportunities

This course is highly rated by Admissions Tutors at Higher Education institutions in supporting a wide range of academic disciplines. It encourages transferable skills that are valued in a variety of career progressions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fitzharrys School directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2016
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