Theology Philosophy and Religion Essay competition Summer 2024

This year we are very grateful to ISEB who have generously sponsored the prizes for this year’s TPR essay competition.

Prizes

Category 1: Year 6-7

First Prize: £40

Second Prize: £30

Third Prize: £20

Category 2: Year 8-9

First Prize: £60

Second Prize: £50

Third Prize: £40

Essay Questions

Category 1: Year 6-7

Essays must be no longer than 400 words.

Theology

‘The story of Adam and Eve shows that human beings are essentially good.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Philosophy

‘Telling a lie is never right even if the outcome is good.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Religion

‘Resurrection makes more sense than reincarnation.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument. Refer to one religion you have studied.

Category 2: Year 8-9

Essays must be no longer than 800 words.

Theology

‘Even though Jesus’ disciples were failures, they are still good role models for us.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Philosophy

‘Everywhere in the world we observe order and purpose, therefore God must exist.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument.

Religion

‘Religion is not about having beliefs; it is about doing.’ Do you agree? Show that you have considered both sides of the argument. Refer to one religion you have studied.

Closing date for essays to be emailed to ISRSA by Friday 10th May 2024

Competition rules:

  • An ISRSA 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 Friday 10th May, 2024
  • Each essay must have the candidate’s name, school and year group placed at the top
  • Teachers must ensure that their pupils have written their own work
  • Category 1: Year 6-7 essays must be no longer than 400 words
  • Category 2: Years 8-9 essays must be no longer than 800 words
  • By entering this competition, you give permission for us to post your pupils’ essays on our website.

Entry Information

ISRSA Member Entry

Price: Free

Closing date for essays to be emailed to ISRSA [email protected] by Friday 10th May 2024

Non-Member Entry

Price: £60

Please register and sign in to our members area using the request invoice button below.

Please make sure that the invoice has been paid before submitting the essay.

Closing date for essays to be emailed to ISRSA [email protected] by Friday 10th May 2024