Philosophy, Theology & Ethics

A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr S Goffredi

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including 5 or equivalent in English Language and Literature and ERS or similar subject area. Those failing to meet the entry requirements may be considered following an interview with the department.

Course Content

At Homewood we follow the Edexcel A-level course in Philosophy, Theology & Ethics. This course studies the philosophy of religion, religious ethics and the New Testament. The course is assessed entirely by external examination, with three exams each year. The exams are a mix of short answer and essay questions.

Topics investigated include evil, miracles, religious language, sexual ethics, war and peace, arguments for and against the existence of God, utilitarianism and deontology, the person of Jesus, the works of scholars, social and historical context of the New Testament, scientific responses to belief and the importance of authorship.

To achieve this A Level qualification you will take all of the assessed units together at the end of the second year of the course.

Future Opportunities

You could take this course to complement other Advanced Level courses which could lead you onto Higher Education to study Philosophy, Theology or Religious Studies, as well as law, English, Classics and any academic arts course. Oxford University identified RS as an “academic subject par excellence” and highly regarded by admissions tutors.

University Success

In 2018, 93% of students went to their first or second choice university.

A Level Pass Rate

In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.