We offer Common Entrance (CE) Theology, Philosophy and Religion (TPR) as an examination at 13+, as well as a scholarship examination (CASE) at 13+. Our TPR specification has been designed by an experienced team of setters made up of heads of TPR departments from both prep and senior schools, and approved by ISEB’s Academic Committee for Humanities.
Our TPR syllabus aims to give pupils the opportunity to study the foundational biblical texts of the Judeo-Christian tradition, to learn to reason, argue and evaluate claims made by religious and non-religious belief systems, and to consider the theological, philosophical and religious responses to moral issues and the big questions which humans have attempted to answer for thousands of years.
Roman Catholic entrants should study the Theology section and the Roman Catholicism unit from the Religion section of the specification.
TPR for CE at 13+
Candidates taking CE TPR at 13+ will sit one paper, divided into three sections for theology, philosophy and religion.
TPR for CASE at 13+
The CASE assessment in TPR is suitable for candidates who have studied either TPR or TPR (Roman Catholicism). Candidates taking CASE TPR will sit one paper, divided into two sections. Candidates must answer one question from Section 1, ‘General’, and one question from Section 2, ‘Theology and Religion’.
See the TPR specification below for more details.
New TPR CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)
TPR CE at 13+ specimen papers
CPD: TPR CE at 13+ Twilight Session (2021)
Our Continuing Professional Development programme is a valuable resource for schools and teachers, with experienced subject experts providing friendly, comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CE 11+, 13+ and CASE through regular, interactive webinars.
Join us in June for the next series or catch-up with our previous webinars below.
Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events.
Monday 26 June – Spring/Summer Common Entrance (CE) 2023
CE TPR subject expert The Reverend Michael Wilcockson explores Judaism: the messiah, antisemitism and the state of Israel.
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