Key Stage 3
In years 7, 8 and 9 students study a range of topics including:
- It’s My Life
- The Earth: What’s wrong with the world?
- Why does following Jesus matter to Christians today?
Key Stage 4
Ethics and Philosophy is offered as a core GCSE subject in Year 10 and 11. Students will have the opportunity to study two key themes:
- Religion and Morality
- Religion and Life Issues
Students will cover issues such as War and Peace, Prejudice and Discrimination, Crime and Punishment and World Poverty.
Key Stage 5
Ethics and Philosophy is available at A-level and enables students to really study in depth Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics Topics covered will include Plato, Aristotle, traditional arguments for the existence of God, Natural Law, Utilitarianism, Genetic Engineering and Abortion.
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring
|Year 7||Islam in the 21st century||Islam in the 21st century||Jesus||Jesus||Sikhism in the 21st Century||Sikhism in the 21st Century|
|Year 8||Martin Luther King/Prejudice and Discrimination||What’s wrong with the world? (environmental issues)||Life after death||Life after death||Justice and Fairness||Justice and Fairness|
|Year 9||It’s My life – what should I do with it?||What will make our community a more respectful place?||What difference does it make to be an atheist or agnostic in Britain today?||Do prophets still influence us today?||Why is there suffering in the world?||GCSE Peace and Conflict|
Responses to Poverty
|Attitudes to sex
Marriage and Divorce
Islam – Allah
|Islam – Life after death and Prophethood||Human Rights and Social Justice||Human Rights and Social Justice and PPE prep|
|Year 11||Poverty and wealth
|Five Pillars of Islam
|Christian beliefs and practices
Peace and conflict
|Islamic beliefs and practices
Relationships and families
|Year 12||Natural Law, Situation Ethics, Plato, Augustine, Life after death||Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Euthanasia, Jesus||Business Ethics, Aristotle, Mind, body and soul, knowledge of God||Teleological argument, cosmological argument, ontological argument, Christian moral principles,||Problem of Evil and Christian Moral Action||Conscience and Religious Experience|
|Year 13||Conscience, Meta Ethics, Feminism and society, Feminism and theology, Pluralism and society||Pluralism and theology, Sexual ethics, Nature of God, Religious Language||The challenge of secularism, Religious Language||Liberation Theology and Marx, Religious Language||Revision|