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Hi
I recently got my Philosophy AS result back and I got a B, which isn't a deal breaker but I was hoping for an A* overall. I also was predicted an A for AS and got As in all of my tests throughout the year. So I'm a bit gutted.
Anyway, this year I've decided to turn my grade around and try to get an A/A*. I was just wondering if any Philosophers had any tips on how to get top grades at A2?
Also does anyone have any good extra reading/philosophical texts for ethics and philosophy of mind?
Finally, what is the consensus on the Philosophy text books? (I don't have a particularly high opinion myself but I'm wondering if I'm just using the 'wrong textbook' and that there's a better one out there)

Thanks in advance.
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Yeah I got 74 UMS and will be remarking as well, but my hopes of an A aren't particularly high.

I used the blue one as well and I thought it was rushed ngl. It had some v. bad typos - e.g. spelt The Meditations as the Mediations. It also got a priori and a posteriori mixed up at times which was not helpful with empiricism.

I definitely will look into getting those texts thanks.
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Hi guys i did philosophy A level and managed an A*, i managed this by doing lots of plans of past papers -and managing to question spot to a degree. I also read around the subject and made sure i added extra opinions to the main criticisms or supporters of a type of philosophy. For ethics i learnt atleast 5 case studies per type of ethics. Also i took the ocr board so im not sure if it is different for other courses. I also tried to memorise quotes to enhance my answers -that impresses examiners quite a lot.
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(Original post by zeroteneleven)
Ah, strange I didn't notice the mistakes ahah.

But as far as I can see the A2 one is pretty good - make sure to combine it with lesson/teacher notes though.

Are you applying for anything philosophy related at uni?
See I wanted to study Maths and Philosophy at uni, but it looks like now I'm just going to go for maths (unless I get my grade bumped up to an A).
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