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Philosophy A-Level at Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why study Philosophy?

The great thing about Philosophy is that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think. It is the study of meaning, and of the principles underlying how humans behave, think and make sense out of the world around them. The skills it hones are the ability to analyse, to question assumed truths and to express things clearly. Philosophy offers an insight into some of the greatest ideas in human history, and allows students to develop their ability to formulate questions and follow arguments at a complex level. Ultimately, studying Philosophy will provide students with highly transferable thinking and writing skills, useful in a range of degrees and professions, and highly valued by universities.

What does the course involve?

AS Philosophy of Religion: You will study various influences on the philosophy of religion, such as Plato and Aristotle and arguments for the existence of God

Religious Ethics: You will study ethical theories and practice, such as concepts about morality and natural law.

A2 Philosophy of Religion: You will study religious language and experiences, the nature of God, issues surrounding life and death and miracles.

Religious Ethics: You will study ethical concepts about free will, conscience and various ethical theories and practice.

Progression and Career Opportunities:

Philosophy will provide students with transferable thinking and writing skills, useful in a range of degrees and professions, and highly valued by universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

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

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