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RS: Theology, Philosophy & Ethics

Religious Studies
Type of Qualification:
A Level
Exam Board:
GCSE Grade 5 or above in RE and English

Course Content

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • The key concepts of Philosophy & Ethics and Christian Theology
  • The contribution of significant people, movements and traditions including how people decide right from wrong when they don’t believe in God, why religious people disagree about which actions are good. In Philosophy we look at two arguments for the existence of God and two ideas which call into question the nature and existence of God.
  • Philosophical and ethical language and terminology.
  • Practical ethical issues including nuclear deterrence, animal testing, homosexual & polyamorous relationships, abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty and immigration.


Students will develop the following skills

  • Identify, investigate and analyse questions arising from the study of Philosophy & Ethics and Theology.
  • Interpret and evaluate concepts, issues, ideas, the relevance of arguments and the views of scholars.
  • Communicate using reasoned arguments substantiated by evidence.

Style Of Assessment

Assessment by examination:
  • 3 exams at A Level
  • All 2 hours.

Whose kind of course?

Those who follow an A Level course in Theology, Philosophy & Ethics work in industry, Government, and education. They become lawyers, doctors, administrators, teachers, diplomats, journalists, consultants, stockbrokers, bankers, and managers. They are accepted and respected in all professional schools, especially law and medicine, and welcomed into management training programs.

Additionally, anyone who is reading for any other humanities based A Level subjects and wishes to improve their skills of analysis and evaluation might find this course particularly useful.

For anyone interested in ultimate questions of meaning and purpose.

Career Prospects

Law, Government and politics, Medical School, Media, Business and enterprise, journalism, teaching and lecturing.