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Philosophy at King James's School

Course description

Philosophy means ´the love of wisdom´ or the ´study of the truth about life and morals´; it is a way of thinking and deals with the development of argument and ideas, based on the Western tradition. This course will enable students to develop a grounding in the key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques. By looking at the writings of some of the famous philosophers in one of the four modules, students will develop their abilities to analyse and assess philosophical writings and to reason, form their own judgements, express themselves coherently and to contribute to the process of debate.

We also try to visit one of the Sixth Form study days run by university departments in the spring term. Topics covered have been helpful for AS revision. Durham and Lancaster have been successful visits in the recent past. This has also helped several students to decide to study Philosophy at university.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification)

GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade B would be an advantage. GCSE Religious Studies is helpful but not essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King James's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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