Religious Education and Ethics
Pupils at Broadoak will explore the teachings beliefs and practices of the main world religions which will allow pupils to consider their own views and opinions in light of what they have learnt, as well as to experience empathy and tolerance when applying a critical mind to the exploration of these religious and world views. The aim of the curriculum is to produce pupils who are religiously literate in that they can work as:
- Theologians who are clear on what people believe, why they believe this and the impact this has on individuals, communities, and wider society
- Philosophers who uncover how and why people think.
- Ethicists who investigate moral codes.
- Social scientists who can discuss how these disciplines contribute to how people live and interact with each other.
Students will be assessed throughout the year for knowledge, understanding and skills and will complete two formal assessments in Term 2 and Term 6.
Students will be assessed throughout the KS4 for knowledge, understanding and skills and will complete three formal assessments in Term 6 of Year 10 and Term 2 and Term 4 of Year 11.
We study the GCSE Eduqas specification.
Pathways beyond school – where could this subject take you?
Studying ethics and philosophy at GCSE opens up a whole range of opportunities post-16 study. Apart from helping form well informed, well-rounded citizens, ethics and philosophy provides a route into careers ranging from law and education, to journalism, media and many public service roles.