Learning Lab for A level Philosophy Religion and Ethics

Flex-blend A level Philosophy Religion and Ethics
Suitable for teaching AQA OCR Eduqas Edexcel Scottish Highers

The Academy Learning Lab is the first provider of exclusive online classes for A level Philosophy Religion and Ethics. Wherever you are in the world the lab is a secure place, built by highly experienced teachers, to provide as much support as needed for teachers and students. Teaching and learning is seamless and uninterrupted by world events or school closure. A uniquely transferable student-centred learning experience.
Inside the Lab is a world-class multi-media platform for blended learning. Packed full of material designed to extend and excite while you keep an oversight of student progress from the ‘cockpit’. You can see how well a student is progressing and access resources, notes and the ‘answers’ to hundreds of multiple-choice questions.
A number of elite universities, such as University of Oxford, Exeter and Aberdeen, have worked with our teachers to craft the material for maximum impact and high achievement.You get as much support covering the specification as you need and students have FUN with flexible blended learning. They attend lessons whenever, wherever and however they wish.

The cockpit. Teachers decide what students study and monitor progress from the cockpit.

Each Learning lab unit includes

  • Classes given by top teachers – everyone can have the best teacher.
  • Student friendly assignments covering the course content and beyond – relax in the knowledge that its covered.
  • Set of notes for each class – revision made easy.
  • Regular thought experiments – designed to test understanding and application.
  • Multiple choice interactive online quizzes – students test learning after each class
    Podcasts – learn on the go!
  • Extra reading material embedded in each unit of study including classical texts
  • Online resources for film and other relevant material.

An exciting blended learning environment to support teachers and students through to the exams.

Notes for Exam Candidates

Flex blend units are designed to offer sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge for you to feel confident sitting exams. The recommended study hours are approximations. There will be occasions when you cover material more quickly, and other times when it will take you longer.

Not all AS & A level specifications are the same. Please read your specification carefully and follow closely the units of study specified.

You will find other support material, such as past papers and mark schemes on your exam board website. Examiners’ reports are another very important source of information.

Students wishing to take qualifications should aim to study between 7-10 hours a week.

This course is designed for one year of study, (33 weeks of 7-10 hours per week with 3 weeks for revision) after which you will be fully prepared to take an AS exam.


Two years of study, (66 weeks of 7-10 hours per week with 6 weeks for revision) at the end of which you will be fully prepared to take a full A level exam.

Please note you will need to sit an exam in a recognised centre. If you are not supported by a school who will enter you, please check with your exam board for the nearest place where you can sit the papers and register yourself there.

Whichever course you choose the Learning Lab includes lessons and a hand-picked selection of multi-media resources for private study.

Essays and other written assignments need to be completed for exam success.

For an additional charge you may purchase time with a fully qualified tutor, who will mark your work and give feedback on your progress.

All access pass from £49.95, or individual units from £25.

Access over 500 hours of guided learning

Put EthIQa’s interactive learning platform to good use, with videos podcasts, full notes, and guest academics. Plus each student will enjoy full access to over 60 complete classic texts like “The Wealth of Nations”.

Click the icons below to see sample resources.



Thought Experiment

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: One day, a prince wakes up and finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings. He looks across the bed and sees a stranger. He is adamant that he has been kidnapped but everyone around him wonders what he means. When the prince looks in the mirror he sees a stranger. He has the body of a cobbler and is in the cobbler’s home and wearing his clothes. At the same time, the cobbler wakes up in the palace and immediately goes to the guards insisting he has not intruded intentionally, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees the face of the prince. The two have swapped bodies.
QUESTION: Is the prince still the prince, having all the prince’s memories and thoughts but being in a different body? Does the body itself not make the person? 

Original Sources

Lecture Notes

Multiple Choice Quizzes

Q1. What does Descartes mean by bodies are ‘res extensa’?

Extensions of the mind
Temporarily extendable
Extended into space
Q2. How does Descartes propose the mind and brain interacts?
The pineal gland
The soul
The tongue
The mind's eye
Q3. Which of these is an example of dualism?
The brain
Physical and non-physical
A tree

Guest Lecture