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Why AQA Philosophy?

AQA is the only exam board to offer an A-level in Philosophy. It is designed to enable students to gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts.

We have redeveloped our Philosophy specification. The new specification is available for first teaching from September 2014 with the first AS exam in June 2015 and the first A2 exam in June 2016.

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Our team

We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our Philosophy specification. Whether you are currently teaching or considering if our specification is right for your students, our team of subject experts are here to support you.

We speak to teachers every day and are proud of the support we give to schools and colleges. Email us at if you have any questions or would like more information about this subject

AQA understands how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
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Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with the new specifications. Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged ‘AQA approved’.