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Philosophy AS/A-Level at Greig City Academy

Course description

Philosophy gives students an excellent fundamental grounding in the principles of academic study applicable to any pursuit of knowledge. For this reason it provides an invaluable introduction to further study in almost any academic discipline, art or science. It allows students to develop their own points of view on the important questions in life, in a manner that they can rigorously argue and defend. It introduces students to  critical and independent thought and so also provides a good basis for facing the problems of life in an intelligent and effective manner.

Course content

AS - consists of three modules. Each module is examined in one hour-long exam in June. There is no coursework for the AS level.

A2 -  Consists of three further modules, two examined by exam in June, and one examined as an extended essay.

You will study Theory of Knowledge- which examines how we use both our minds and our experience to make judgments about what we can know for certain about ourselves and the universe of which we are a part.

Moral Philosophy- which looks at moral issues such as abortion and genetic cloning and asks how we can form rational arguments for what is right and what is wrong in the pursuit of these issues. Set Text- Gives students the opportunity to look at life’s biggest questions through the eyes of one of History’s greatest thinkers.

Entry requirements

A good grade in GCSE English and RE

Future opportunities

Further study at University and careers in journalism., politics, psychology, literature, medicine, Law.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greig City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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Key information

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