Philosophy AS/A2 Level at Gillingham School
This Modular course is designed to allow candidates to study major topics in a more flexible way than is possible with traditional 'A' Level syllabuses. The topics cover the philosophy of religion, ethical theory and moral problems of current concern. The modular structure, by limiting the content to be covered, may be regarded as an ideal way of setting out on a study which many sixth-formers find an absorbing interest.
It should be emphasised that this course presupposes no religious belief or affiliation, and follows the topics according to the discipline concerned -theological, historical or philosophical. The reason for this is again the desire to limit the work and thus make it accessible to a wide population of interested candidates in school, colleges or study groups. It does not mean that the approach will be 'narrow' or in any sense 'denominational'.
This course should provide a valuable 'AS' or 'A' Level for anyone proceeding to further education, either in the Arts or in the Sciences: there is evidence that the ability to think, and some acquaintance with the history of ideas, are currently valued by both Universities and employers. A prior GCSE might possibly be of help to candidates in some parts of the course, but it is by no means a necessary requirement: a lively interest in ideas and problems is the best starting-point.
At Gillingham School we are currently operating under Edexcel Examining Board for As and A level Philosophy and Ethics.
C grade in GCSE PSRE, RS or equivalent and English Language and Literature.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gillingham School directly.