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Philosophy A level at Sir Bernard Lovell School

Course description

Have you ever sat and asked yourself difficult questions? Such as ‘does God exist?’ or ‘are we really free?’ If you have then you are philosophical by nature. But what is philosophy? Well, even The Oxford Companion to Philosophy says that most interesting definitions of philosophy are controversial and that no easy definition is straightforward. However, what most people agree on is that philosophy is about using rational argument and logical thinking to shine some light on life’s big questions – and in doing so you’ll get a greater understanding of yourself and the world we live in.

Future opportunities

For the vast majority of students – even those who take the subject at university – ‘philosopher’ is not the kind of job title you see down the local job centre. But what philosophy does do is fine-tune your reasoning so that your enhanced intellect can be applied to other careers – for example law, politics, journalism, advertising and education. Your ability to turn abstract subjects into solid concepts will be highly regarded.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Bernard Lovell School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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