Changing Education Paradigms: Why there shouldn’t be a Philosophy GCSE

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think” – Socrates

I teach Philosophy of Religion as part of GCSE and A Level RE specifications. Facilitating philosophical dialogue and discussion between my pupils happens in most of my lessons. I think Philosophy is underrepresented in schools and I value it extremely highly.

But, I think that a Philosophy GCSE is more than a very, very bad idea. Such a thing would be the complete antithesis of Philosophy itself.Read More »