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“To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming”. Proverb.
In Philosophy, Ethics and Values we take a journey into other cultures and ways of living. Through looking at religions, beliefs and practices pupils will investigate the 6 major world faiths as well as scientific views. We also highly value the importance of wellbeing education; across key stage 3 and 4, there are various opportunities to explore careers, finance, personal safety and sex and relationship education.
“My progress has been good this year. I feel more confident in saying my own views and have learnt how to debate properly”.
Subject Leader: Ms E Hyner (email@example.com)
Key stage 3 Philosophy, Ethics and Values:
During Year 7 and 8 pupils explore critical thinking skills which aid learning across the curriculum. Alongside study of major faiths, we aim to develop global awareness as well as a look into personal wellbeing.
Year 7 – Topics covered include
Year 8 – Topics covered include
Key Stage 4 Philosophy, Ethics and Values:
“I feel like I’ve really made progress this term. I have definitely enjoyed getting into debates about ethics and learning case studies”.
All pupils in Years 9 to 11 learn about Buddhism, Christianity and non-religious views as part of the AQA Religious Studies GCSE. At the end of the course, pupils will sit two exams, both worth 50% of their final grade.
Many topics studied have links with other core subjects such as English, Science, History and Geography. Pupils discover different perspectives on ethical and social issues such as:
Aside from the GSCE, there are also opportunities to explore personal finance, post 16 education and careers information.
Useful weblinks or books:
AQA Religious Studies B – Buddhism, Christianity
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder