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Philosophy at St Birinus School

Course description


  • Unit 1 An Introduction to Philosophy 1.
  • Unit 2 An Introduction to Philosophy 2.


  • Unit 3 Key Themes in Philosophy.
  • Unit 4 Philosophical Problems.

    An introduction to philosophical discourse; investigating the relationship between human knowledge and understanding from different schools of thought.

    Unit 2 endeavours to scrutinise and uncover deeper answers to the questions raised in the first module.

    At A2 we begin by examining theperceived distinction between body and mind through metaphysical and epistemological reasoning.

  • Unit 4 allows students to get to grips with key texts from classical philosophy.

  • Entry requirements

    If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.

    However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years