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About the course

This qualification is designed to give a thorough grounding in the key concepts and methods of philosophy. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the big questions in a purely secular context.

Entry requirements

A minimum score of 5 from 7 GCSEs to include English, Maths, and science along with four other GCSE grades or equivalent (not including short courses or Citizenship). See Subject Requirements Guide for details.

GCSE Maths & English Language or English Literature at a score of 5 or above.

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

You will be expected to pay for stationery and textbooks.

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Why study?

You will develop important skills needed for progression to higher education. You will learn to be clear and precise in thinking and writing. You will engage with complex texts, analysing and evaluating the arguments of others and constructing and defending their own arguments.

Where will this course take me?

You may progress to university, an Apprenticeship or employment.

Core modules

  • Epistemology
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Metaphysics of God
  • Metaphysics of mind

How will I be assessed?

Examination only – 2 x 3 hour exams

Will I have to provide anything?

Paper, pens, folder, calculator are needed along with course texts and revision guides. A USB memory stick for saving work is advisable.

What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.