Philosophy and Ethics

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Subject Leaders: Pauline Firth and Rhiana Coles

Subject Team: Natasha Dulson and Fran Wedd

General Subject Statement:

Philosophy and Ethics seeks to take our students through the exploration and understanding of the main six religions of the world; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. This is achieved by looking at the history/origins of each faith, the rituals and festivals of the faiths, and how cultural differences within faith can change how we perceive them.  Our KS4 students have the opportunity to study for the Edexcel short course exam, and in future the AQA full course exam.

  • Yr7 – Beliefs and Concepts; What difference does Jesus Make?;  Sikhism.
  • Yr8 – Buddhism; Islam; Authority.
  • Yr 9 – Core – Beliefs in action; Rites of passage; Where did the universe come from?
  • GCSE option students – Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11– the new AQA Religious Studies, A-specification full course exam.

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