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R.E and Philosophy and Ethics
|Head of RE and Philosophy and Ethics||Miss G Woolley|
|RE and Philosophy and Ethics Teachers||Mrs R Walsh and Miss K Dawson|
|Curriculum Support||Mrs C Salter|
Key Stage Three
Key Stage Three:
At KS3 we currently follow the Essex Agreed Syllabus, looking at a range of religions and topics. Students learn about religion and learn from religion.
Ofsted 2004 said, "Pupils themselves report that they consider themselves well taught in this subject and particularly appreciate the opportunities to express their own opinions and to participate in discussion. They also say that their questions are well answered and they are always clear about what they are doing."
Year 7 - Learning theme; ‘I Matter, Does God?’
Unit 1 Who is God?
Unit 2 The World; yours or Gods?
Unit 3 Where do people experience God?
Unit 4 How do Sikhs show that God matters to them?
Year 8- Learning theme; ‘How easy is it to belong to a faith?’
Unit 1 Should all religious rituals and ceremonies be banned?
Unit 2 Is every day the same, should one day be special?
Unit 3 Do animals matter?
Unit 4 Expressing Meaning Project
Unit 5 Why does God allow evil?
Unit 6 Can you be a Buddhist in 21st century Britain?
Year 9 - Learning theme; ‘Is There Always an answer? Does religion provide one?’
Unit 1 How do we make ethical decisions?
Unit 2 What is justice and how is it achieved?
Unit 3 Ultimate Questions
Unit 4 Islam: a religion for the 21st century?
Unit 5 Have we found an answer?
Key Stage Four
At GCSE we offer Philosophy and Ethics. This is an RS based course and is incredibly popular. Over the two year GCSE course students will study Christianity and Buddhism in relation to the following themes:-
- Religion and life
- The existence of God and revelation
- Religion, peace and conflict
- Religion, crime and punishment