Philosophy - AS/A2 at The John Roan School
AS Units: The AS course is divided into four principle areas: epistemology, ethics, God, and art. Epistemology asks what do we know and how do we know it. E.g. where do ideas come from? Do physical objects really have the characteristics we perceive? Ethics concerned with morality including issues such as why should I be moral? What motivates people to be moral? The God topic is all about who, or what is God? What are his attributes? Can we prove God exists? Finally, Art assesses questions including what is art. And what is the purpose of art? A2 Units: The A2 course is divided into two sections. Very much following on from the AS module, the first comprises further enquires into epistemology and metaphysics together with morality and God. The second module requires students to study Plato’s The Republic - one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory. * Assessment – AS: Two written papers, each 1 hour 30 minutes. * Assessment A2 – Unit 1: Written Paper, 2 hours. * Assessment A2 – Unit 2: Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes
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