Philosophy at The Grange School
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.
Advanced Philosophy comprises four units in a cumulative approach; two
introductory units fulfil the AS criterion, and a further two lead to the
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.