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Ethics and Philosophy

Subject: Ethics and Philosophy

Overview

The Ethics and Philosophy department wants all students to be tolerant and respectful of other people’s beliefs, cultures and opinions both in school and within the wider community.

The ability to understand the faith or belief of individuals and communities, and how these may shape their culture and behaviour, is an invaluable asset for young people in modern day Britain. Explaining religious and non-religious worldviews in an academic way allows young people to engage with the complexities of belief, avoid stereotyping and contribute to an informed debate. 

KS3

 

Students are taught about key religious beliefs and the importance of religious founders. All units are linked to the locally agreed syllabus for RE and cover the six major world religions.

The course drip feeds all the necessary skills required for the start of the GCSE course at years 9 through to 11.

KS4

 

The course is split into two exam papers:

 

1)      Islam: (Muslim Beliefs, Living the Muslim Life, Crime and Punishment and Peace and Conflict)

2)      Christianity: (Christian Beliefs, Living the Christian Life, Marriage and the Family and Matters of Life and death)

 

The first two units of each course looks at the beliefs, teachings and practices of both Christianity and Islam.  This includes studying the teachings of Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammad as well as their importance in modern society. Students explore what ‘Belief in Action’ looks like and learn about the many organisations that puts their beliefs into action; such as Muslim Relief, Mosaic and Christian Aid.

The second two units of each course includes the study of relationships and families, crime and punishment, matters of life and human rights and the justice.  The issues covered in these topics include euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion, IVF, the just war theory, the justice system and weapons of mass destruction.

 

This exciting course allows students to explore theological, philosophical and ethical theories, as well as understanding the values of the Humanist association.

Post 16, this course will help your child to pursue a career or further study in education, medicine, law or business as well as preparing you to work in a multicultural society.

Year 7

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Hinduism
  • Sikhism
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Humanism
  • Humanism

Year 8

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam organisations
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Christian organisations

Useful websites/resources

www.getrevising.co.uk

www.bbc.com/bitesize.com

Key Stage 4 Overview

Exam Board

Edexcel

Qualification type

GCSE (9-1)

Assessment

Content:
Paper 1: Religion and Ethics, Christianity

Paper 2: Religion, Peace and Conflict, Islam

Both units are assessed by an external exam at the end of year 11

Paper 1: (50%) and Paper 2: (50%).

Year 9

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Christian beliefs
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Atheism/Humanism
  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Atheism/Humanism

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Muslim Beliefs
  • Living the Muslim Life
  • Crime and Punishment
  • ·Atheism/Humanism
  • Peace and conflict
  • Atheism/Humanism

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Paper 1 revision
  • Paper 2 revision
  • Final revision tips
  • Paper 1 and 2 Exam
  • Revision

 

Useful websites/resources

www.studywise.co.uk

www.getrevising.co.uk

www.thestudentroom.co.uk

www.bbc.com/bitesize.com

Recommended revision guide

The EP department highly recommends purchasing the Revision and Workbook stated below: (www.pearsonschoolsandcolleges.co.uk).

Past students have valued these resources and claimed the helped put the classroom learning into context in a simplified one page summary.

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) – Religious Studies B, Christianity & Islam Revision Guide

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) – Religious Studies B, Christianity & Islam Workbook