This is an Optional subject at GCSE and is taught at Key Stage 4. The subject covers a range of Ethical and Philosophical topics designed to engage students in a dialogue about the society in which they live and the community they meet.
This is a full GCSE and is examined via three separate papers. The first focuses on Ethics and the topics include: Relationships, Life and Death, Good and Evil and Human Rights. This paper allows the students to look at a range of different religious and non-religious attitudes to current affairs. The second paper focuses on the Christian faith and looks at the diversity of Christian beliefs and practices. The third and final paper looks at Islam, again with a view to understanding the diversity of belief and practice within Islam.
All lessons are designed to interest students and encourage debate and discussion. Controversial topics are taught with empathy and teaches the students to be sensitive of others and their beliefs. In this subject we focus on understanding over doctrine.
Previous trips have included a trip to Croydon Mosque, the Neasden Mandir and Holy Trinity Church. We have also had the pleasure of inviting guest speakers from Buddhist community, The Church of England and the Holocaust memorial society.