Philosophy (2175)

This is our outgoing A-level specification, available for re-sits only.

For our current specification see:

AS Philosophy (7171)

A-level Philosophy (7172)

Ofqual has accredited this redeveloped A-level Philosophy specification. 

A-level Philosophy provides students with a broad introduction to the study of Philosophy.

This specification is designed to:

  • develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy
  • integrate themes and texts to allow teachers to plan the most suitable modules for the textual problems or the most suitable texts given their interest in other modules
  • help students gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques
  • enable students to develop the ability to reason, form their own judgements, express themselves coherently and contribute to the process of debate
  • show students how to consider philosophical problems through the study of a key text.

Read more on the Why choose this specification? page.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Philosophy
Specification code 2175
Certification code 1176 AS
2176 A2
QAN codes AS: 601/2680/2
A2: 601/2679/6

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