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Philosophy A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

What can we know? What is human consciousness? Philosophy deals with the big questions in life.

Philosophy deals with the big questions in life and examines the rich treasure trove of answers to questions such as: What is the nature and limitation of our knowledge?  How do we decide what is right? Does God exist? What is human consciousness? Philosophy A level will appeal to you if you enjoy thinking deeply, reading critically and expressing your ideas clearly in essays and discussion. Your opinions will be challenged in lively classroom discussion as you are led through the maze of dilemmas. A level Philosophy is the antidote to learning facts and figures: this subject encourages you to think for yourself! The course is complimentary to both arts and science A levels and prepares you for allied academic subjects at university including Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree or a straight philosophy degree.
Thinking is a vocational skill and philosophy graduates are extremely marketable in a wide variety of fields such as law, journalism and public services.

"Philosophy is both interesting and strangely enjoyable; it's like a gym for your brain. It requires a lot of thought. It can be quite challenging but when something makes sense to you and you get that 'click' in your mind, it's a great feeling" Catherine Garters



Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Philosophy: GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or Literature)

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

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: 18 September 2018
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