IB Philosophy

unit icon 15 Units
unit icon 164 Lessons
unit icon 2 Years
IB Philosophy SL is a course that tackles questions important to humanity. For example, what is it to be a human being and how do I know what is the right thing to do? Students learn how to think systematically, analyse arguments, and study philosophical themes. They also look at problems facing contemporary society, including those resulting from increased international interaction.
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M2026 Year 1

$1,535 *

M2026 Year 2 rollover

$1,610 *

Please note, that all courses offered are subject to receiving a minimum enrolment number. Your Pamoja point of contact will be in touch as we approach the start date if we are unable to take a course forward.

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Course Structure

The course covers the following topics:

  • Course Overview
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Fundamentals of Ethics
  • Moral Theories: Consequentialist
  • Moral Theories: Deontological
  • Introduction to the Republic
  • Plato’s theory of knowledge
  • Political philosophy
  • Plato’s Influence of End of Year Exam
  • Are Human’s Special?
  • What are we made of?
  • Theories on the self
  • Trial Exam
  • Freedom and Determinism
  • Revision

The Benefits

Taking IB Philosophy SL online will enable students to:
  • sharpen their intellectual skills.
  • develop intercultural understanding which is sought by the world’s top universities.
  • develop 21st century skills like time management, communication and digital literacy which are much in demand by employers.


What Is Different in Taking IB Philosophy SL Online?

Students will have the opportunity to:
  • study alongside students from around the world.
  • exchange ideas with people from very different philosophical backgrounds.
  • access source material in a variety of media.
  • access a structured learning environment that provides flexibility and support in equal measure.
Some things won’t be different though. Standards and expectations will be just as high as in a face to face classroom.  

Activities and Assessment

Activities include watching videos, reading notes, independent research, listening to podcasts by leading philosophers, writing personal reflections, essay writing, analysing and evaluating texts, external websites, or online discussions with classmates. Students take quizzes and carry out activities for authentic examination preparation.

Advice from Our Teachers

In order to succeed in IB Philosophy SL, we recommend students set aside five to six hours a week.

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