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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.

To find out more and get a real insight into the course you can follow us on social media:

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Preparing for Level 3 Philosophy

Philosophy A Level transition pack

We have created transition packs on the website to show you the kind of work you will be doing at level 3 and help you prepare for September.

If you have any questions about the course, please email admissions@s6f.org.uk

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.

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