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A Level Philosophy at Conyers School

Course description

AS - Course & Module Description

At AS students are introduced to a number of key philosophical themes, which provide a broad introduction to the study of philosophy. Your AS study amounts to 50% of the total A-Level mark.

Unit 1 - "Foundations"

in which you have to answer three questions on the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

Unit 2 - "Investigations"

in which you answer one question in 1 hour 15 minutes on a prepared topic.

At A2 the specification enables candidates to further develop their understanding of key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques. Your A2 study amounts to 50% of the total A Level mark.

Unit 3 - "Developments"

which is 1 hour and 45 minutes long In the Developments paper, candidates answer three questions. This can either be 2 Philosophy of Religion and 1 Ethics or vice versa.

Unit 4 - "Implications"

which is 1 hour and 15 minutes long. In the Implications paper, candidates are given a piece of text from an anthology and are asked one question concerning the implications of this text for religion and human experience.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Conyers School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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