“The unexamined life is not worth living” - Socrates
Throughout Years 7–9, pupils will engage with an exciting programme of study that will empower them with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to flourish in an increasingly diverse and challenging society.
From Descartes’ Scepticism to the Five Pillars of Islam, from Buddhist views about reincarnation to Social Contract Theory, from The Problem of Evil to Environmental Ethics, pupils will be given the opportunity to explore some of the most important, influential ideas that have shaped, and continue to shape, our modern world.
All pupils in Year 7–9 will have lessons dedicated to Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. Each lesson is designed to promote critical thinking and introduce pupils to innovative methods and approaches to learning.
The lessons are designed to have enquiry at their core, and are focussed around a question or a specific stimulus such as a religious artefact or artwork. The RE department keenly embraces creative and experiential pedagogy, therefore, visiting speakers and trips are an integral part of the course.
Year 7 - Topic List
The Study of Ethics
Christian Views on the above topics
The Study of Philosophy
The Study of Religion
Pupils will look at the key concepts of Christianity and Hinduism, this will include the following:
Year 8 – Topic List
The study of Ethics
Crime and Punishment
Poverty and Wealth
The study of Philosophy
End of Life
Attributes of God
Study of Religion
Year 9 – Topic List
The Life of Jesus through Mark’s Gospel