Philosophy & Theology

A-LEVEL PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS AND THEOLOGY

Faculty: Humanities & Communication
Subject: Philosophy, Ethics and Theology
Subject Leader: Mrs K Hannan, Head of Humanities Faculty & SG Lead
Staff and Responsibility: Mrs E Young, Head of Religious Studies Department
Exam Board: OCR

Assessment Format

A-Level Qualification

Component 1: A Study of Religion Christianity (33.3%)

  • Written examination: 2 hours
  • 120 marks

Component 2: Philosophy of Religion (33.3%)

  • Written examination: 2 hours
  • 120 marks

Component 3: Religion and Ethics (33.3%)

  • Written examination: 2 hours
  • 120 marks

Subject Overview

Development in Christian Thought
This component provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of Christianity.  This covers themes ranging from religious figures and sacred texts to practices, which shape religious identity.

Philosophy
This component provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of fundamental philosophical themes, ranging from arguments for the existence of God to the use of religious language.

Ethics
This component provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and broad study of fundamental ethical themes, ranging from ethical language and thought to freewill and determinism.

Potential Career Options

A relevant choice – The Russell Group of top Universities has made it clear that Philosophy and Ethics A-Level provides ‘suitable preparation for university generally’.

Students who study Philosophy and Ethics are found working for almost every type of employer in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. They work in organisations such as the National Health Service (NHS), the Civil Service and for advertising, marketing and public relations agencies. The investment banking industry and legal sector prove popular choices, as do publishing firms, charities and recruitment agencies.

Other

“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” – Socrates

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