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A2 Level : Religious Studies

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code A2/Religious Studies
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Philosophy of Religion
Ancient philosophical influences (Plato and Aristotle)
The nature of soul, mind and body
Philosophical arguments about the existence or non-existence of God.
The nature of religious experience and its evidential validity
The challenges caused by the problem of evil
The nature of God*
Issues in religious language*

Religion and Ethics
Normative ethical theories (what do we mean by right and wrong?)
The application of theory to contemporary issues (euthanasia and business)
Ethical language and thought today*
Debates about conscience*
Sexual ethics*
Developments in Christian Thought
Teaching on human nature, death and afterlife
Sources of wisdom- natural revelation and the person of Jesus
Christian moral principles
Religious pluralism*
Gender, society and theology*
Secularism and Liberation Theology*
*A level only

How will it be delivered?

At A level, students take 3 papers, each lasting 3 hours. (3 essay questions)

    Exam Board: OCR 

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above to include English, and Religious Education if previously studied

Your next steps...

Regarded well by most universities, especially Law schools.  Very useful for anyone going into teaching both secondary and primary and anyone considering a career in medicine.


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