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Ethics and Philosophy/Religious Studies

Religion and Ethics has never been more relevant in today's world. In a rapidly changing multi-ethnic society religion is often the key to the way people think and act.

In the simplest terms, studying religion and belief has a claim to be an indispensable part of a complete education because of the influence of religions and beliefs on individuals, culture, behaviour and national life. Most religions and beliefs offer answers to life’s deepest questions.

The ethics and philosophy curriculum will:

  • Encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, satisfying and worthwhile course of study
  • Challenge and equip students to lead constructive lives in the modern world
  • Encourage students’ to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to their studies
  • Enhance candidates’ spiritual and moral development, and contribute to their health and well-being
  • Enhance students personal, social and cultural development, their understanding of different cultures locally, nationally and in the wider world and to contribute to social and community cohesion
  • Encourage students to reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning.
Key Stage 3
 
Year 7 What is Belief
Introduction to Morals
Should animals have rights?
How do we care for the planet?
   
Year 8 Inspirational Leaders
British Values
Sport and Leisure
Prejudice and Discrimination
   
Year 9 Culture and Belief
Marriage and the Family
Human Rights and Social Justice
   
Key Stage 4
 
Year 10 Buddhism (AQA specification)
Christianity (AQA specification)
   
Year 11 Relationships and Families
Life Issues
Peace and Conflict
Crime and Punishment
Human Rights and Social Justice