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Philosophy, Theology & Ethics

Philosophy, Theology & Ethics - A Level

Special Entry Requirements:

In addition to the A Level entry requirements you will need a grade 5 in GCSE English Language. It is not necessary to have studied R.S at school or to have a religious belief.

Course Introduction:

For many of our students this is a new course, touching on names and ideas never experienced before. If you enjoy discussions, exploring different and unusual ideas and asking questions about the world, existence, religion and ethics, then you will enjoy R.S. This course touches upon the root of knowledge, exploring key thinkers ideas throughout history.

Students who take R.S often find it complements their other A levels including Law, English Language, History, Psychology, Sciences and Sociology.

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Course Modules:

Course Modules: The course is split into three sections (Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Thought) which all contribute equally towards your final exam. For example:

First Year Content


  • The Greeks: Plato & Aristotle
  • Teleological Argument
  • Problem of Evil


  • Natural Law
  • Euthanasia
  • Utilitarianism
  • Business


  • Death and the Afterlife
  • The person of Jesus Christ
  • Christian Moral Action: Bonhoeffer

Second Year Content


  • The nature of attributes of God
  • Religious Language


  • Meta Ethics
  • Conscience
  • Sexual Ethics


  • Religious Pluralism and Theology
  • Gender and Society
  • The Challenge of Secularism


The assessment is 100% exam.

Career Opportunities:

With an A level in Philosophy, Theology & Ethics you can apply for a job or degree in just about anything. This is because the course develops key skills needed to succeed both at university and future careers rather than just subject content. Such skills include critical analysis and evaluation, problem solving, communication skills and academic writing. Popular careers for students taking this course includes:

• Medicine (ethics content)
• Nursing
• Social Work
• Law/ Criminology/ Psychology
• Army/Forces
• Primary Teaching/ Educational Studies
• English/ Journalism/ Classics
• PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)