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Philosophy AS and A Level at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

Course description

This A level in Philosophy has four parts to it. The first two parts are studied in year 12 and the second two in year 13.

Course content

Part One: Epistemology. Epistemology is the study of knowledge or the study of what it means to know.
Part Two: Philosophy of Religion: One of the most enduring ideas in the history of humanity is the idea of God.
Part 3: Ethics.An important area of philosophy concerns the nature of right and wrong.
Part 4: Philosophy of Mind. In the final section of the course we examine the nature of the mind and its relation to the body.


Entry requirements

Pupils wishing to enter the course will need to have achieved grade B at GCSE.


This A level will be assessed via two exams. The first exam will be taken at the end of year 12 and the second at the end of year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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    • The school was founded by Royal Charter in 1564. It was formerly situated in the centre of Penrith near St. Andrew's Church, but moved to the new buildings on its present site in 1915. The main school was extended in 1937 and 1958. The Donald Fay Memorial Building consisting of four Technology rooms and two Information Technology rooms was completed by September 1995 and a new building providing six Science laboratories, four Mathematics rooms and another Technology room was opened in July 1998. In November 2001, the Peter Kremer Sports Hall and four English rooms were completed. Further building work in 2004, 2009 and 2014 has provided additional office space and four classrooms. The extensive playing fields are adjacent to the school.