Home
Learning Areas
Humanities
Ethics & Philosophy

Ethics & Philosophy

ethics_philosophy

Year 7 – Ethical Issues

In Year 7 students study the arguments for and against the relationships between humans and animals, including the use of animals for food, transport and sport.   They also explore the arguments about the fur and ivory trades.  In addition to this they debate the issues of prejudice and discrimination with a focus on the causes of the Civil Rights Movement and the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Y8 Philosophical Issues

In Year 8 students study the Falklands War and the Just War Theory, focusing on the question – Can war ever be just?.   In addition they explore the question of suffering with reference to Buddhism.

Y9 – Moral Issues

Year 9 students will follow the AQA GCSE course, which includes an in-depth study of Animal Rights and Crime and Punishment with particular reference to Christianity.

Y10 Moral Issues

Year 10 students will follow the AQA GCSE course, which includes an in-depth study of Crime and Punishment, Prejudice and Discrimination, War and Peace and Drugs with particular reference to Christianity.

Y11 Life Issues

Year 11 students will follow the GCSE AQA course, which includes an in-depth study of: Early Life, Matters of Life, The Elderly and Death, with particular reference to Christianity.