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    Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

    Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

    The P.R.E 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

    World Views Studied

    Introduction to Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

    Where are we from? 

    Secular and Spiritual world views

    Christianity 

    Islam 

    Judaism

    Humanism

    Sikhism

    How can we build a community?

    How do we express our spirituality? 

    Year 8 topics 

    Can equality ever exist? 

    Christianity 

    Hinduism 

    Buddhism

    Judaism

    Utilitarianism

    Islam 

    Ancient Philosophical Views

    Can good overcome evil? 

    What is happiness?

    Year 9 Topics 

    Who is God? (religion)

    Christianity

    Islam

    Secular

    Humanist

    War and Peace (ethics)

    Does God exist? (philosophy)

     

    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; medical ethics, war and peace and family and relationships.