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Philosophy literally means ‘the love of wisdom’. If you enjoy puzzling over the great issues of our lives and are curious about encountering new ideas, then you should consider Philosophy A-Level. It is highly regarded as an academic A Level subject by Britain’s top universities, as it develops your evaluative skills through debate of the great issues in Philosophy.
You will study some of the ‘big questions’ within Philosophy such as:
You can use Philosophy to enter a broad range of degree courses in Higher Education. These have included Philosophy, History, Sociology, Religious Studies, Law, Politics and Mathematics. Combined degrees linking Philosophy with other subjects are also very popular. Studies in Philosophy have led students into careers in teaching, publishing, welfare services, the church, politics, civil services and management.
At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in both English Language and Maths.
Philosophy goes very well with Humanities and Social Science subjects where ideas are explored and analysed. It also goes well with any essay-based subject due to the skills developed on the course.