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Philosophy at The Grange School

Course description

Philosophy is different from other academic

disciplines in that it teaches you not what to

think but how to think; it is the critical analysis

of fundamental questions.

Philosophy instils a set of skills that will have a

direct application in every area of academic

and commercial life.

These core skills are highly prized by universities and employers alike, and

include the ability to think clearly, logically and creatively, to communicate

articulately and precisely, and to analyse critically and rigorously.

It should not be too much of a revelation, therefore, to discover that

Philosophy is a profoundly challenging and academically rigorous discipline

which will extend the intellectual dispositions of the most talented of students.

course structure

Advanced Philosophy comprises four units in a cumulative approach; two

introductory units fulfil the AS criterion, and a further two lead to the

Advanced qualification.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years