Theology Philosophy and Religion Essay Competition

Summer 2021

Category 1: Year 7

First prize £40 / Second prize £30 / Third Prize £20

Category 2: Years 8–9

First prize £60 / Second prize £50 / Third prize £40

£10 prizes for commended essays

This year we are very grateful to ISEB and Academy Conferences who have generously sponsored the prizes for this year’s Theology Philosophy & Religion essay competition.

  • Schools wishing to enter must register their interest in the form below
  • A school may enter up to 4 candidates per age category
  • Only one essay per candidate may be entered
  • Essays must be scanned (preferably as a pdf) and sent to ISRSA by Saturday 12th June
  • Each essay must have the candidates’ name and school placed at the top
  • Teachers must ensure that their pupils have written their own work
  • Category 1: Year 7 essays up to 400 words
  • Category 2: Years 8-9 essays up to 800 words

Categories

Category 1: Year 7

Theology

‘The story of Jesus’ transfiguration (Mark 9:2-13 ) was just a dream.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Philosophy

‘The moral rule “you must always save human life” is a bad rule.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Religion

‘A religious building must only be used for worship.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Category 2: Years 8–9

Theology

‘The Calming of the Storm (Mark 4:35-41) is best interpreted as a parable.’ Discuss.

Philosophy

‘Is that which is right because God commands it? or does God command that which is right?’ Discuss.

Religion

‘Meditation is less effective than prayer.’ Discuss.

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