Philosophy & Ethics
All Key Stage 3 students study Philosophy & Ethics for 2 x 1 hour lessons per fortnight. Students explore wider philosophical, moral questions, religious and secular views on the issues in our world today.
At Key stage 4, students follow GCSE Religious Studies for Edexcel B. Students learn Religion and Ethics through Christianity and Religion, Peace and Conflict through Islam.
The department promotes an enquiring, empathetic and critical awareness towards the study of religion. Students will be challenged with ultimate questions about beliefs, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own ideas about spiritual and moral issues.
Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture and understand the impact of religion on individuals, communities and societies. Students are encouraged to construct well-informed and balanced arguments on matters concerned with religious beliefs and values set out in the subject
Philosophy and ethics promotes the development of analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. All of these skills will help students prepare for further study and the cultivation of wider life aptitudes.