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Ethics & Philosophy

The overall aim is for students to be able to engage in discussion about events/beliefs in the world today. Students will be able to identify how personal beliefs influence the lives of individuals and groups, as well as how religions and worldviews have an impact on wider current affairs. We aim to deliver a high-quality and challenging ethics and philosophy education that inspires a love of learning and ethics.

Students focus on beliefs from Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

Each unit is built around a series of challenging philosophical questions. Each question will enable pupils to build on their existing knowledge and express personal informed views on world events.

The aims of this specification are to encourage students to:

Acquire knowledge and develop understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of one or more religions.

  • Consider the influence of the beliefs, values and traditions associated with one or more religions.
  • Consider religious and other responses to moral issues.
  • Identify, investigate and respond to fundamental questions of life raised by religion and human experience, including questions about the meaning and purpose of life.

This specification offers a great way of engaging students in a modern and stimulating course by looking at relevant issue-based topics which are accessible to all students regardless of their faith or background.

The Perspective of Christianity and Islam is taught. Other world religions and beliefs may be addressed.

This specification offers a great way of engaging students in a modern and stimulating course by looking at relevant issue-based topics which are accessible to all students regardless of their faith or background.

The exam makes up 100% of the final grade. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.