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    Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

    Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

    The PRE department offers a variety of examined and non-examined ways for students to consider philosophical, religious and ethical perspectives. In years 7-9, we follow our own syllabus developed in line with the National Framework for Religious Education. We study a number of religious, secular and spiritual views in relation to some of life’s big ‘philosophical’ questions.

    Year 7 Topics

     

    Introduction to Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

    Where do we come from?

    What are our rights and responsibilities?

    What is truth?

    • Secular/spiritual world views
    • Christianity
    • Judaism
    • Islam
    • Sikhism
    • Hinduism
    • Buddhism
    • Ancient philosophical influences
    • Humanism

    Year 8 Topics

     

    What is Philosophy?

    Can religion and science be compatible?

    Why do evil and suffering exist?  (holocaust and 21st century conflict)

    What does it mean to live in a multi-cultural society?

    • Philosophical
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Christianity
    • Buddhism
    • Humanism

    Year 9 Topics

     

    Belief in Deity

    Arguments for the Existence of God

    Medical Ethics

    • Christianity
    • Islam
    • Secular/spiritual world view

    Years 10 and 11

    In Years 10 and 11 students will continue to follow the AQA Short Course begun in Year 9 as part of the PSHE programme. They will consider ethical arguments surrounding; crime and punishment, war and peace and family and relationships.