Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19



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This specification has 16 units in four different content areas.

Students must complete two units from different content areas at AS level and two units from different content areas at A2. The A2 units can (but do not have to) come from the same areas chosen at AS level.

The AS units make up 40% of the full A level, and the A2 units make up 60%.

The table below shows the available units.

Textual Studies

AS 1   An Introduction to the Gospel of Luke
AS 2   An Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles
AS 3   An Introduction to Themes in the Old Testament

A2 1   Themes in the Synoptic Gospels
A2 2   Themes in Selected Letters of St Paul
A2 3   Themes in the Old Testament

Systematic Study of One Religion

AS 4   The Origins and Development of the Early Christian Church to AD 325
AS 5   The Celtic Church in Ireland in the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Centuries
AS 6   An Introduction to Islam

A2 4   Themes in the Early Church and the Church Today
A2 5   Themes in the Celtic Church, Reformation and Post-Reformation Church
A2 6   Islam in a Contemporary Context

Religion and Ethics

AS 7   Foundations of Ethics with Special Reference to Issues in Medical Ethics

A2 7   Global Ethics

Philosophy of Religion

AS 8   An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

A2 8   Themes in the Philosophy of Religion