In ethics and philosophy we encourage critical thinking in our students by looking at ultimate questions, beliefs about God, what it means to be human, and global ethical issues. Students are encouraged through a wide and varied curriculum to reflect on their beliefs and opinions, and those of others. They study teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures. They are required to evaluate issues of truth, beliefs, faith and ethics and communicate these through a variety of methods. For example a participating in a debate on the value of eating meat.
Recently received a grant from the Jerusalem Trust and have been in receipt of 300 new Bibles,
Current Year 11 OCR Ethics and Philosophy, AQA GCE Religious Studies and AQA GCSE Religious Studies
An A Level in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics is highly regarded by universities and is excellent preparation for degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, PPE Sociology and Law. Graduates in these subjects may go on to careers in Law, Civil Service, Foreign Office and Teaching. The Ethical theories studied in this A Level are also highly relevant to degrees in Medicine, Science and Business. We have had students studying Philosophy achieve A*s and go on to attend King's College London and Cambridge University.
Year 11 and Sixth Form students visit Auschwitz and the Imperial War Museum, to educate students on the horrors of the Nazi regime. We also attend conferences in London with guest speakers such as Mrs Doreen Lawrence, Stephen Lawrence's mother.
Religious studies GCSE textbook: ISBN 9781471866869
Reading list for A level