A level Theology is split into three main modules:
Philosophy This explores the big questions in life such as, is there a God, is there life after death and why does evil and suffering exist in the world. We also explore modern questions such as whether belief in God and science are compatible.
Ethics This explores why we think certain actions are right or wrong. We ask questions such as does morality depend on the situation of are certain actions always wrong and can morality exist if there is no God. We also explore real life ethics studying topics such as abortion, euthanasia and sexual ethics.
Study of Religion This explore ideas such as what is really meant by the term ‘God’, different ways of interpreting and understanding religious scripture and how Christian belief has developed throughout history.
Method of assessment
Examinations are in the form of extended essay style answers that test your knowledge and understanding as well as your ability to analyse and evaluate different opinions.
The Career options open to you having studied Theology are unlimited: Law, Teaching, Social Work, Police.
Who does this subject?
Anyone with an enquiring mind.
If you like to ask the big questions about life then Theology could be for you.
Anyone who likes to think ‘outside the box’.
If you welcome an intellectual challenge then this subject could be for you.
If you like ‘debating’ then you’ll feel at home in Theology!
You don’t need to have studied Religious Studies at GCSE level in order to take A Level Theology & Ethics.
Skills you will develop:
Theology & Ethics will help you develop your skills in analysis and evaluation. You will also learn to express yourself intelligently & concisely.
What makes Loreto’s Theology department unique?
Theology students at Loreto enjoy:
Enthusiastic and creative teaching from dedicated staff; two of whom are experienced examiners.
Lots of opportunities to be involved in interesting activities out of college, including an overnight trip to London and recent visits to Chester University and conferences led by the country’s top philosophers.
A Theology Twitter account to keep students up to date with the most contemporary issues in the subject.
Extension materials and essay competitions to stretch more able students to help them get the top grades.