This A Level Philosophy Course has been designed to introduce you to the key methods and concepts in philosophy through the study of four broad themes: Epistemology; Philosophy of Religion; Ethics; and Philosophy of Mind. You will develop and refine a range of transferable skills, such as the ability to ask penetrating questions, to analyse and evaluate the arguments of others and to present their own arguments clearly and logically.
This A Level Philosophy Distance Learning Online Courseprovides you with a broad introduction to the study of Philosophy. This course is designed to:
develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy
help you gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques
enable you to develop the ability to reason, form their own judgements, express themselves coherently and contribute to the process of debate
show you how to consider philosophical problems through the study of a key text.
A Level Course
Paper 1, 3 hour written examination, 50% of A-level, Total marks: 100
Paper 2, 3 hour written examination, 50% of A-level, Total marks: 100
You can study AS on its own, please contact us for further information.
The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
This course covers the full AQA A Level Philosophy specification meaning you will not require any further study resources.
What is knowledge Perception as a source of knowledge Reason as a source of knowledge The limits of knowledge.
The concept and nature of ‘God’ Arguments relating to the existence of God Religious language.
Metaphysics of mind
What do we mean by ‘mind’? Dualist theories Physicalist theories Functionalism.
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
Two years tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.
Are there any additional costs?
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order that we can advise you further.
Do I have to pay for delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
Will I gain UCAS points?
Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.
What is the course title and code for this qualification?
The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA’s primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full AQA specification.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Free Notebook and Pen.
Access to the NUS student card.
Help with UCAS application if attending University.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
Free CV writing service on completion of course.
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