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Philosophy S

Assumed Knowledge



A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities or English.

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

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Subject Description

Philosophy will encourage you to think and discuss the ‘big questions of the world’. You will explore philosophical issues including ethics, explore the notion of right from wrong, study theories of knowledge and the nature of existence as well as develop inquiry skills, including reasoning, critical analysis, and problem-solving, and evaluate arguments. You will explore and understand how philosophers have thought about problems which could include environmental issues, medical ethics, women’s issues, and science to name a few.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

An excursion: approximately $10.00.

Assessment Type 1:

Folio: 800 words if written or maximum of 5 min. oral or multimodal form.

Assessment Type 2:

Issues Study: written, oral, or multimodal, 800 words if written or 5 min. oral, or multimodal form.

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