A Level Philosophy


Studying an A Level Philosophy course is not only about the materials within the course you will be studying but enhancing your intellectual curiosity and providing you with useful skills for both academic and professional success. Philosophy also promotes personal development and a greater comprehension of the world and your role in it.  With an A Level Philosophy qualification you can go into careers such as Business, Law and Teaching.


Study this A Level Philosophy course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification or to gain access into university. An A Level Philosophy course is essential to enter professions such as, law, education, politics or business.

Taking an A Level Philosophy course can lead to a variety of career paths because it provides you with knowledge and abilities that are useful in a variety of different fields. Overall, achieving an A Level in Philosophy gives you a wide range of transferable abilities that you can apply in a variety of academic, professional, and private settings. These talents include the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and tackle challenging concepts with consideration and logic. Above all, an A Level Philosophy qualification will demonstrate to future employers and educators your advanced skills and qualifications.

A Level Philosophy is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards university entry.

  • Accredited OFQUAL qualification awarded by AQA
  • Provides a flexible foundation that can lead to a broad spectrum of employment possibilities in the public and private sectors.
  • We help with a CV and Professional LinkedIn Profile to showcase your new qualifications and unique skills.
  • Progress in your academic journey to university with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year.
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Epistemology
  • Unit 2 – Moral philosophy
  • Unit 3 – Metaphysics of God
  • Unit 4 – Metaphysics of Mind
  • Unit 5 – Exam Preparation

Upskill Online UK uses the AQA (7172) syllabus as it is best for online learning.  Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

AQA is the world’s leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

AQA Upskill Online UK

CAIE are the worlds leading educational awarding organisation specialising in GCSE, A Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world. They are part of the Cambridge University Press and Assessment.

UCAS upskill online uk

Upskill Online UK’s partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams A Level Philosophy. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification as set out below:

      • Paper 1: 3 hours, 50% of A-level – 100 marks
      • Paper 2: 3 hours, 50 % of A-level – 100marks

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall A Level Philosophy qualification. They are marked by the course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network partnerships of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners. We also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level Philosophy are £369 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on the enrolment form when asked to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

Once you successfully complete this course, you will achieve a AQA A Level in Philosophy qualification and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (7172) .

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. An A Level in Philosophy gives you an great advantage towards your future career goals. We do advise that you have achieved a good general GCSE education, or an equivalent qualification before enrolling on this course. This A Level Philosophy course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60-credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you have completed this A Philosophy course, you could progress onto a higher education or level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs. Furthermore this qualification usually leads to careers in a variety of settings and sectors including:

    • HR Manager
    • Lawyer
    • Psychotherapist
    • Public Relations
    • Policy Advisor
    • Teaching


This A Level Philosophy course is popular with home school pupils. Firstly, you will get qualified Tutor support, in addition to an Upskill Online UK personal mentor and an accountability coach, explicitly to keep you motivated and on track to successfully complete your course. Secondly you will get guidance and support to help you plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your tailored roadmap to success. In essence, you get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

To speak with us about this course, simply complete the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on: 02475 314022.


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