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Theology (Philosophy, Ethics and Religion)

The A-level Theology course involves a rigorous study of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and how these relate to the world in which we live and their impact on local and global issues. Students consider the deepest questions humans can ask. For example, why am I here? Why do people suffer? Why should I be good?

The course enables students to develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of theology. Students will critically evaluate and justify points of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument.

Qualifications & Assessments

Exam Board Eduqas
Level Level 3
Qualification A Level
Assessment Method 100% Examination
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

Learners will study three components:

  • Component 1: A Study of Religion (Christianity)
  • Component 2: Philosophy of Religion
  • Component 3: Religion and Ethics

Each component is assessed by written examination. Five questions are set per component, of which candidates must answer two in essay format.

Theology develops skills transferable to a variety of careers including:

  • Police
  • Journalism
  • Social work
  • Legal profession
  • Medical profession
  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Development / Charity work
  • Youth work
  • Local government roles
  • The Armed Forces

Enrichment activities include a trip to Krakow in Poland, visiting places of worship in Manchester and attending student conferences.

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