Key Stage 3 (11-14 year olds)

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The Royal Institue of Philosophy  and The Fore are funding, through The Philosophy Foundation, philosophy sessions for young people aged from 11-18. So please check here first to see if you are eligible for free sessions.

This has been the single best thing she has done in lockdown. It has prompted her to think and engage. It is lovely hearing some of the things she talks about. Her general knowledge and critical thinking have grown as a result of the course. Today I heard about the ant and the cricket at lunch time and we discussed the importance of “be kind".


What is philosophy online?

Our philosophers run philosophical conversations through online meeting software. You join in with other people your age. The philosopher provides questions and stimuli and you pick them apart, try to answer, listen to others' ideas and draw your own conclusions in a safe online space. 

We can also run one-to-one tutoring sessions for those doing RE & Ethics or Philosophy GCSE, or one-to-one sessions without an exam in site!

Search for courses on our What's On page. Or if you're interested in a bespoke program, please email Kim Down,

Why do philosophy?

Philosophy is a way of thinking about certain subjects such as ethics, thought, existence, time, meaning and value. That 'way of thinking' involves 4 Rs: responsiveness, reflection, reason and re-evaluation. The aim is to deepen understanding. The hope is that by doing philosophy we learn to think better, to act more wisely, and thereby help to improve the quality of all our lives.



Find out when the next courses for 11-14 years start and book your place in our What's on section.