A Level Philosophy

Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points

Course Codes

OSC1290 / OSC1310

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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels. Study this A Level Philosophy from home and earn up to 56 UCAS points.

  • Gain an official A Level Philosophy qualification from AQA.
  • Achieve up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university.
  • Nationally recognised accredited A Level qualification that is the same course offered in schools and colleges.
  • No waiting around for term to start - you can enrol today and start studying as soon as you are ready.
  • Study this online A Level from home at your own pace.
  • Benefit from the full support of your personal tutor via email.
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*
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Course overview

Studying this A Level Philosophy course will allow you to explore philosophical topics such as epistemology, the theory of knowledge; the similarities and differences between utilitarianism, Kantian deontological ethics, and Aristotelian virtue ethics; arguments relating to the existence of God; and the dualist theories of substance dualism and property dualism.

Depending on the route you decide to take after your studies, the A Levels we recommend studying alongside this course are A Level Religious Studies, A Level Sociology, and A Level Psychology.

Degrees this subject could lead to

After completing your A Level Philosophy course, you could progress to study a degree in philosophy, politics, theology, psychology, and music.

Future career options

Potential careers for students who have studied A Level Philosophy include civil services, law, consulting, business, human resources, or as a chaplain.

A Levels via distance learning

This A Level Philosophy course is exactly the same as an A Level you would study at school or college, meaning you will take the same exams and get the same qualification. The only difference is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Course Outcome

A Level Philosophy qualification from AQA.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Two written exams.

Course content

AQA qualification code: 7172

Extra info

Course duration

You will have two years to complete your A Level Philosophy course.

The only deadlines involved in studying this course are concerning the A Level exam timetables. Please see the exams and assessments section for more information on this.

Assessment

To achieve your A Level Philosophy qualification, you must complete the exams. There are two written exams for this course which will cover the topics studied on this course. A breakdown of the exam papers can be found in the following section.

When you enrol on your course, you will have the option to add your exams to your enrolment, or you can select the course-only option.

Choosing to add the exams package

If you choose to add your exams on to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. Please note that the A Level exam timetable typically takes place during May and June each year. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board – cut-off dates apply. Please note that if you choose to add on your exams with us you will need to sit your exams in either the Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster, London or Macclesfield examination centre.

The course only option

If you do not add your exams on to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you. In this instance, you are advised to contact AQA exam centres well in advance of their intended exam dates, as cut-off dates sometimes change.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of your exams, you will be awarded an A Level Philosophy qualification issued by AQA. You will also receive UCAS points relevant to the grade you achieved to support your university application.

UCAS

The final grade you achieve in your A Level will be translated into UCAS points. Based on your grade, you will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the UCAS points you need to be accepted by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade from home, we recommend that you complete the tutor-marked assessments included in your course materials. These are designed to provide you with detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you sit your exam. Completing your tutor-marked assessments will also help your tutor to provide you with a predicted grade if this is required for your UCAS application.

Download our A Level prospectus

To find out more about Open Study College, the A Levels we offer and how they work, download our A Level prospectus.

Exam details

Paper 1: epistemology and moral philosophy

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: three hours
  • Weighting: 50% of total A Level
  • Total marks: 100
  • Assessed: topics one and two
  • Assessment format: five questions on epistemology and five questions on moral philosophy

Paper 2: the metaphysics of God and the metaphysics of mind

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: three hours
  • Weighting: 50% of total A Level
  • Total marks: 100
  • Assessed: topics three and four
  • Assessment format: five questions on the metaphysics of God and five questions on the metaphysics of mind
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