Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of reality, existence and truth. The course is split into three distinct disciplines, The Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Developments in Religious thought. Each one enables students to ask questions related to reality and the contemporary world that they experience. Philosophy offers students a definitive pathway into higher education and promotes skills that will be required from university onwards such as Critical thinking.
Each branch of Philosophy perfectly complements the next and is perfectly balanced to give students a well-rounded philosophy based learning experience that enables students to gain insight into how the world can be perceived and provides them with the skills to think about moral issues from a range of alternative points of view. Philosophy gives students the perfect grounding for developing a positive world view as well as promoting a healthy desire to question all aspects of life, knowledge and reality.
Students studying Philosophy at Haggerston School have gone on to study a range of courses including medicine and law at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. The course involves students sitting three exams at the end of year 13 and since 2018 The Philosophy department at Haggerston School has been ranked in the top 10% nationally in terms of results.