‘Ethics and Philosophy is not about being religious, it is about establishing yourself as a person. It’s about knowing what you think and being aware of what others think. It is a flexible and interactive course of study in which students examine how religious beliefs interact with moral, ethical and cultural issues’
Quote from a 12 year old student. ‘When I come out of Ethics and Philosophy, my head is exploding with questions and my whole body aches- this is not because I don’t understand- it’s because I’m buzzing with new thoughts.
Key Stage 3
Throughout this course, students are taught valuable philosophical, analytical and evaluative skills which will prepare them for examination level at GCSE.
Does God exist?
Making moral decisions – Christian style!
How being a Muslim affects daily life
Introduction to Ethics. So what is a good person?
‘Without God, anything is permissible?’ Really!
How does being Jewish affect daily life?
Prejudice and Discrimination.
Science and religion.
KEY STAGE 4
All students have one lesson of Ethics and Philosophy every week. At the end of year 11 they are entered for Short Course accreditation with the WJEC exam board. No course work is involved and students take a 1hour 45 minute paper at the end of year 11.
Modules studied are:
Religion and State
Religion and Medicine
Religion and Conflict
There is the opportunity for students wishing to take a full course qualification to attend an after school class and study for a second paper- Religion and Life.
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KEY STAGE 5
Students follow the OCR Philosophy and Religious Ethics course.
This is a dynamic, inspiring and challenging course, which inspires some of our students to study at degree level.
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