Do you have to have a philosophy a level to carry it on at university? Watch

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i am in my first year at college but i am going to take it up next year to get an as level. i was just wondering if i could then carry it on at degree level?
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Most universities don't require it to be taken at A level
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You can if you want but A-level philosophy is not a requirement for taking it at degree level (possibly because most schools don't offer it)
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Nope you don't need it - some universities even prefer you not to have it so you are coming at the subject with fresh eyes when you start the degree, as the style of the course is often quite different to A-level. I'm currently doing philosophy (along with other things) at undergraduate without having studied it before.
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I did it, and I don't think I would have applied for philosophy if I hadn't. AS isn't that tough, but it exposes you to loads of philosophers and texts you can read on the side, which got me interested in it as a subject at uni.

I'd say even if the qualification itself isn't asked for at most unis (and it isn't), you should go for it. Also, discovering you hate philosophy now and dropping an AS is WAY better than discovering you hate it at as an undergrad!
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