Religion Philosophy and Ethics
We endeavour to enable students to explore their own beliefs and values as well as becoming more informed about those of others. Students acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and non-religious life stances and to develop respect and sensitivity so that, as future citizens, they will value and celebrate cultural and religious diversity.
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics makes a valuable contribution to students’ life long search for truth and meaning. In a world full of ethical and philosophical issues this is as important now as it has ever been.
We deliver our lessons with vibrancy and enthusiasm and through our dedication to the subject area we ensure high standards and outcomes. We aim to challenge our students in their Religious Studies lessons so that they learn to challenge their own views and question the views of others. We aim to develop young people who understand the positive contribution this subject can make in their further study and careers prospects.
RPE has always been highly relevant in public life and never more so than at the moment. We live in increasingly diverse multi-cultural and multi-religious societies though the world is becoming more secular. This potent mixture means that an understanding of the ways that different religious communities can work together and how organisations can have a successful relationship with clients from these backgrounds is very attractive to employers.
Colleges, universities and employers value the opportunities that students have had in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics to develop skills and qualities such as debating ideas, evaluating views, demonstrating empathy and tolerance of others.
Examples of cross-curricular links
Non-fiction reading - religious texts
Vocabulary strategy - subject-specific vocabulary is taught explicitly
Purpose and audience writing - debate, argue, and justify.
|Humanities:||Prejudice and discrimination, social issues|
|Sociology:||Societal culture and norms|
Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC
- Knowledge and understanding of a variety of religious and cultural stances
- Recognition of prejudice and discrimination
- Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of moral and ethical issues
- An awareness of self.