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Philosophy and Theology A Level at Stockton Sixth Form College

Course description

Why study Philosophy and Theology?

  • I am interested in big questions such as: What is truth?  Why is there something rather than nothing? Is God dead? Is death the end of everything?  Is there a spiritual dimension to this world?
  • I am interested in philosophical debates and in finding out how philosophers have tackled the big questions that humans have asked themselves. 

Course content

Two units are studied in the first year:

  • Unit 1 investigates the origin of everything: whether supernatural experiences are genuine; psychology and belief and the rise of atheism
  • Unit 2 assesses whether philosophy and science have made religious belief irrelevant. The issues considered are God’s existence, miracles and creation

Two units are studied in the second year:

  • Unit 1 looks at the relationship between body and soul: whether there are reasonable grounds for personal postmortem existence; whether certain proof of God’s existence is possible or if evil has made God’s existence impossible
  • Unit 2 draws the elements from AS and A2 units together, investigating philosophy, religion and human experience.

Entry requirements

Stockton Sixth Form College prides itself on having options for students of different abilities, and would advise any prospective student interested in applying, whatever their predicted grades, to get in touch so that a suitable programme of study can be discussed.

The college has a flexible timetable whereby almost all combinations of subjects are possible. Students will be advised of any non-compatible subject choices, if appropriate, at enrolment.


By examination of the Philosophy units under AQA Religious Studies A-level. 

Future opportunities

This course is particularly useful for those entering the legal profession, journalism, teaching, advertising, marketing and business management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016
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