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    Please tell me what A-Level philosophy is like - I plan to take it at A Level and have read an introductory book (Philosophy: the basics) which was really interesting but I have no idea what the actual A Level is like.

    • What should I expect?
    • Is it relatively easy compared to the 'hard' subjects? (such as Physics, Chemistry etc.)
    • What tips do you have for succeeding in this subject?



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    (Original post by Josh_Dey)
    Please tell me what A-Level philosophy is like - I plan to take it at A Level and have read an introductory book (Philosophy: the basics) which was really interesting but I have no idea what the actual A Level is like.

    • What should I expect?
    • Is it relatively easy compared to the 'hard' subjects? (such as Physics, Chemistry etc.)
    • What tips do you have for succeeding in this subject?



    Many thanks!
    Depends what exam board and units your school does.
    It's considered a 'hard subject', in the same league of History, English Literature, Economics etc.
    In terms of hardness, I'd say on the same level as History, but depending on the units again. Political philosophy, religous philosophy and perhaps ethics is easier than epistemology, logic and other core philosophy topics.
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    I hate it. Worst of all my subjects, but hey! You might enjoy it... I'm with AQA, but I think perhaps the standard of teaching at my college isn't as good compared to national levels... (It has never received an A* for any candidate in Philosophy) haha. Good luck, let me know what you choose!!! - J.


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    Exercise for the mind!

    I would say its just as difficult as like chemistry or physics (but then again I didn't so any of these subjects). Its a difficult way of thinking and looking at the world.
 
 
 
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