A Level Philosophy


This A Level is a fantastic opportunity to consider the big questions, such as, ‘What is knowledge’ and ‘what do good, bad, right and wrong really mean?’ If you can work this out and have considered opinions to add to the debate, this qualification would definitely support your plans for the future, you can be assured that you will be working towards achieving a fantastic qualification that is required in all walks of life, and specifically, the world of work

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About This Course

What if you could study in your own time and still earn the same qualifications you would at college? Our A Level in Philosophy has been uniquely tailored for distance learning, so you can easily embrace your love of philosophy – and its impact on the mind, body and religion – and do so all from the comfort of your own home.

No classes. No set deadlines. Simply enrol onto this intuitive course and you will have up to 2 years to complete it – meaning you can study at a pace that is right for you.

And this is ideal if you are looking to get back into education – or supplement your qualifications – but are restricted by work obligations; as this course is entirely flexible and can easily be adapted to suit your lifestyle needs.

This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications and content, meaning you can enrol confident that you’ll receive the exact same course materials and examinations as your college counterpart. The only difference is – you can control when, where and how you study.

You can even decide when to take your exams – so you are always ready and prepared!

So if you are interested in delving into the theories surrounding the concept of epistemology, ethics, the existence of god, and dualist theories; why not consider adding this insightful A Level to your educational arsenal?

Course Benefits

Split into 4 topics, each topic aims to test your thoughts and beliefs as you explore the different elements of philosophy and how they interact with the real world.

By stimulating your mind and encouraging you to engage with different philosophical theories; you can develop a deep and comprehensive knowledge of this field, as well as the ability to think outside of the box.

This course will:

  • Earn you up to 56 UCAS points.
  • Allow you to study at a pacing of your choosing – no stress, no deadlines, no classes.
  • Broaden your thought processes and perceptions of the world, whilst challenging your prior beliefs.
  • Give you the freedom to decide when you are ready to take your exams.

Course Units

Topic 1: Epistemology

  • What is Epistemology?
  • Perception as a Source of Knowledge
  • Reason as a Source of Knowledge
  • The Limits of Knowledge

Topic 2: Moral Philosophy

  • Normative Ethical Theories
  • Applied Ethics
  • Meta Ethics

Topic 3: Metaphysics of God

  • God’s Attributes
  • Arguments Relating to the Existence of God
  • Religious Language

Topic 4: Metaphysics of Mind

  • What do we mean by Mind?
  • Dualist Theories
  • Physicalist Theories
  • Functionalism


To earn this A Level you will need to undertake 2 written examinations that will test your knowledge of the materials taught across all 4 topics. At the same time, you will need to demonstrate your understanding and competency when applying philosophical theories to your answers.

Paper 1: Epistemology and Moral Philosophy – this 3 hour written examination carries 50% of the total weight of your A Level and will explore your knowledge of the materials taught in topics 1 and 2. This will be achieved through 5 questions on epistemology and 5 questions on moral philosophy.

Paper 2: The metaphysics of God and the metaphysics of Mind – this 3 hour written examination carries 50% of the total weight of your A Level grade and will explore your knowledge of the materials taught in Topics 3 and 4. This will be achieved by answering 5 questions on the metaphysics of God and a further 5 on the metaphysics of Mind.

Please Note: To fully complete this course you will need to take the standard A Level examinations (you can obtain specific dates from the AQA website). You will need to book these examinations yourself and they will come with an additional fee separate from the cost of this course.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required in order to enrol onto this course.

We recommend investing in the following textbooks to help maximise your results:

M Lacewing, Philosophy for AS and A Level: Epistemology and Moral Philosophy
M Lacewing, Philosophy for A Level: Metaphysics of God and Metaphysics of Mind.

Both of these books are available for purchase from reputable booksellers.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this full qualification you will receive an A Level in Philosophy issued by the AQA.


Our A Level in Philosophy may be designed for home study; however this doesn’t mean you have to feel isolated in your learning. Through the endless support of our personal tutors and student support team, you can ensure that you stay on top of your studies.

Our self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions (available in your course pack), are especially useful as they can help our tutors to guide, influence and mentor you as they track your progress and supply you with valuable feedback.

Our student support team are similarly always on hand to lend their advice as their support is only one click away. You can quickly and efficiently contact our team and get the answers you desire.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

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  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).


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