Philosophy & Ethics

 

Head of Philosophy Ethics (More Able and Talented Coordinator): Mr S Nesbitt

We are a fun department who enjoys delivering great lessons. Within Philosophy and Ethics, students learn about religions across the globe and how belief influences behaviour. We try to our best to bring the curriculum to life; students are able to examine artefacts in class and we try to offer trips to places of local religious significance to each year band.

KS3 

Y7 Topics

Sikhism

Christianity

Looking for God

 

Enrichment trip to St. Mary’s Church, Garforth

 

Y8 Topics

Islam

Jesus

Judaism

Looking at Living

Enrichment trip to a Gurdwara and a Synagogue in Leeds

 

KS4 RE

  

Qualification achievable

1 GCSE

GCSE equivalence

 

Core or Option

Option Subject

Head of Department

Mr S Nesbitt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

What will I study & how is the course organised?

As a student you will cover a range of topics that will equip you to better operate in our modern multi-faith society.  Lessons are often discursive and you will learn the skills of argument and evaluation, as well as writing concise GCSE style answers.  By the end of the course you will be in a better position to negotiate the complexities of religious teachings, media influence, and current political issues.

 

How is the course assessed?

         ·            100% examination

 

Where might it lead?

Philosophy and Ethics is an ideal subject for everyone entering higher education or the world of work as students will broaden their mind and gain a greater understanding of the world.

Philosophy and Ethics will especially help those considering a career in Law, Medicine, Teaching or Politics.