I'm an experienced A-level philosophy and ethics tutor and retired examiner, providing tuition and coaching
to committed students.
I taught philosophy of religion, and ethics, at the University of Oxford, before becoming a full-time, independent tutor.
I help my students not only to reach their full academic potential, but also to enjoy philosophy and ethics as a fascinating and rewarding discipline.
Perhaps you need an A grade to secure your university place, or you're striving to achieve an A*; or maybe you under-performed in an exam, and have decided to retake.
Whatever academic challenge you've set yourself in studying A-level philosophy and ethics, I hope the site contains the guidance you're looking for.
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Several examination boards include significant elements of philosophy within their A-level Religious Studies.
This is typically divided into two equally-weighted units: Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics.
Their specifications emphasise the complementary acquisition of both philosophical knowledge and skills; in particular, the capacity to deploy that knowledge in a sustained, reasoned argument.
There is also a strong expectation that your philosophical understanding, of both religion and ethics, be supplemented with textual knowledge of a relevant sacred text, e.g. the Bible.
I'm familiar with, and teach, all of the syllabi of the examination boards offering A-level Philosophy & Ethics.
Stepping up to AS-level is a challenging progression; and it can be all the more difficult
in a subject, like philosophy, which isn't currently offered at GCSE.
My AS philosophy tuition begins with a masterclass on writing clear, rigorous philosophy essays that meet the relevant examination board's assessment objectives.
Subsequent tuition consolidates this crucial skill with a series of essay topics chosen to illustrate the different AS philosophy question types.
We have tutorials as and when we need them: typically to introduce a new AS topic, or to discuss an essay that may not have go so well.
Nearer the exams we switch to timed, hand-written essays to fine-tune exam technique.
A2 level philosophy, as the assessment objectives describe, places a much greater emphasis on the logical
evaluation of philosophical arguments.
So there is an important change in emphasis in the style of philosophy essay writing required to succeed at A2 level.
At A2 level, for example, excellent students will be expected to have a firm grasp of the fundamental logical concepts; and, where appropriate, to frame their logical judgements in the correct evaluative terms.
The logical framework of each essay provides the argumentative 'skeleton', as it were, that is 'fleshed out' by the relevant facts, evidence and examples.
I'm an experienced tutor for the AQA examination board's A-level philosophy;
which is the only pure philosophy GCE currently available.
It is divided into four units: units 1 and 2 comprise the AS level, and the A2 level is comprised of units 3 and 4.
The AS AQA specification of units 1-2 "introduces candidates to a number of key philosophical themes, which provide a broad introduction to the study of philosophy".
The A2 AQA specification enables candidates to develop further their understanding of key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques. A2 candidates are given the opportunity to specialise further, selecting two themes to study in depth and focusing on philosophical problems through the study of a chosen key text.
I am an online A-level philosophy & ethics tutor, specialising in teaching distance learning philosophy. My students vary from
school and college pupils who require extra tuition, to mature students who are studying A-level philosophy independently
of any educational institution.
Although there is a wealth of good study resources available on the internet for the distance learning A-level philosophy student, the problem is knowing which are reliable.
I am constantly updating my Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages with links to reputable podcasts, videos and articles that are relevant to the A-level specifications.
My online A-level philosophy tuition uses a combination of email, social media posts, and Skype (an internet-mediated system for free, international video-conferencing calls, that can be easily installed on your computer).
Many candidates are engaged in home study for their A-level philosophy & ethics exam, independently of any formal institution.
Home study candidates include: pupils who are exclusively home-schooled; students who are retaking their A-levels, without the support of their school or college; and mature students who are studying A-level philosophy & ethics for personal interest.
I'm an experienced A-level philosophy & ethics tutor to home study students and provide much of the help and support that those outside of mainstream education often lack: including advice on preparing university applications.
I use a variety of online and distance learning techniques and media to widen the learning experience of my home study students.