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Hi, who has done this or doing it and are their specific text books and resources you'd recommend? Thank you
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So no one is doing, nor has done AQA A-level philosophy on this entire website?
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So no one is doing, nor has done AQA A-level philosophy on this entire website?
Hi I do it the textbooks we use in class are just fine. My teacher made them for us
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Hi I do it the textbooks we use in class are just fine. My teacher made them for us
am I able to get a peek please - im studying from home.
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Hi, I've done AS and am currently doing A2.
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For this years exam, AQA Philosophy, there are no specific textbooks or resources. This exam is only being run once (being this year 2016-18 college students) because it was deemed too difficult. My class use text books from 2015. We don't think we are going to do very well. There is also only one example past paper on the AQA website for this exam. Anyone else feel similarly?
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The whole a level is a shambles and way too hard I agree. The marking just seems so harsh as they mark down for any little redundancy and also the specification is broad that the amount of knowledge required seems too much for an a level. It’s basically like doing first year undergrad philosophy or something I hate it.
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Literally feel exactly the same as you!!!
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(Original post by olliedixon148)
The whole a level is a shambles and way too hard I agree. The marking just seems so harsh as they mark down for any little redundancy and also the specification is broad that the amount of knowledge required seems too much for an a level. It’s basically like doing first year undergrad philosophy or something I hate it.
is it really that bad?! id OCR or edexcel any better?
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is it really that bad?! id OCR or edexcel any better?
AQA is the only exam board which runs an A level in Philosophy.
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AQA is the only exam board which runs an A level in Philosophy.
ah ok

your sec finishes this year? do you know whats the new spec is like?
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ah ok

your sec finishes this year? do you know whats the new spec is like?
The new spec is about 95% the same as the old !
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The new spec is about 95% the same as the old !
so thats bad? what was the old spec like - 2012 time?
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so thats bad? what was the old spec like - 2012 time?
The old spec ran from 2015 to 2018
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The old spec ran from 2015 to 2018
there was a spec before that.
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there was a spec before that.
Yeah that ran until 2015 since ages ago like 2008 or something. It basically involves way more papers for teachers to choose from whereas now there is no choice and it's just 4 topics.
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Yeah that ran until 2015 since ages ago like 2008 or something. It basically involves way more papers for teachers to choose from whereas now there is no choice and it's just 4 topics.
that spec was amazing!
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Yeah that ran until 2015 since ages ago like 2008 or something. It basically involves way more papers for teachers to choose from whereas now there is no choice and it's just 4 topics.
and those 4 topics are mandatory?
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and those 4 topics are mandatory?
Yeah. It's Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind & Ethics.
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Yeah. It's Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind & Ethics.
no freewill and no meaning of art? those were great topics.
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