Philosophy and Ethics

Curriculum Intent

Philosophy and Ethics develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism. It also develops learners’ ability to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced and structured written arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding. It provides opportunities for learners to engage with questions of belief, value, meaning, purpose, truth, and their influence on human life. Furthermore Philosophy and Ethics challenges learners to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learnt and contributes to their preparation for adult life in a pluralistic society and global community. It also takes a distinctive issues based approach to the study of religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world and enables learners to gain knowledge and understanding of two religions.

Key Stage 4

Course Introduction

Philosophy and Ethics offers a unique opportunity to look at two religious beliefs in detail and consider how these beliefs are applied to the modern world. There are a number of interesting and engaging topics and the opportunity to develop understanding and opinions on these modern day issues. Philosophy and Ethics is particularly good if you have an inquisitive mind and like to debate some of the key problems in the world today.

Progression and Careers

Philosophy and Ethics can follow onto an A-Level and university degree in many subjects including Philosophy and Ethics. Other subjects it would be beneficial for include: Law, Politics, Classics, History, Psychology and English.

Philosophy and Ethics has many transferable skills which would benefit a range of future careers including: politician, historian, charity worker, careers in the army, lawyer, journalist, teacher, doctor, vet, working for large companies abroad and author.

Curriculum Overview

Philosophy Curriculum Overview