Philosophy, Theology and Ethics Block A

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 E3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


At Homewood we follow the Edexcel course in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. This course studies the philosophy of religion, religious ethics and the New Testament.


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.

How will it be delivered?

The course is assessed entirely by external examination, with three exams at the end of the second year. The exams are a mix of short answer and essay questions from a range of topics covered and researched over the course. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including 5 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.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other Advanced Level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Religious Studies, which could lead you onto Higher Education to study Philosophy, Theology or Religious Studies. Oxford University identified RS as an “academic subject par excellence” and highly regarded by admissions tutors. As with the other humanities, Religious Studies is a good foundation for entering employment as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that most employers are looking for, particularly in sectors where people and ideas are the main focus. Religious Studies and Philosophy are well established and recognised subjects at University with many graduates going into business, management, accountancy, media, journalism and law along with careers where the use of critical evaluation of ideas and communication with people is critical.