Students who study philosophy develop their critical thinking skills as well as a host of transferrable skills that universities and employers value such as close reading, clear writing, and logical analysis.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above and preferably grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language.
Philosophy comprises four topic areas:
As a Philosophy student, you are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content, including through the use of philosophical analysis (conceptual analysis and argument analysis).
You will also be able to analyse and evaluate the philosophical arguments within the subject content to form reasoned judgements. In doing this, you will:
You will be assessed through essays, presentations and examinations at the end of the second year.
Employers and universities value critical thinking, presentation skills, problem solving and debate and discussion skills. Career opportunities could
involve progression into university and into careers such as journalism, writing, editing or becoming a professional research philosopher.
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