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Ethics and Philosophy

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 students get the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of beliefs and the impact of religion on people’s
lives and on society. Central to this is the application of these beliefs and teachings, through the exploration of key questions, enabling
students to express their own responses to the religious, philosophical and spiritual issues raised. Students will be looking at a vast array of
issues ranging from community and belonging in year 7 to ethical concepts of animal testing in year 9.

Key Stage 4

Religious studies: Philosophy and Ethics helps students to gain a good understanding of different cultural and world views.
Students will be studying a mixture between Hinduism, Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics during there 2 years of the course. Students will
need knowledge - what do other people believe about the sort of world we live in? They will need to be able to make their own evaluation -
what are the arguments for and against that point of view? While they are doing this, they will be making some of their own ideas clearer,
learning how to put across their point of view and thinking through some of the big issues they will have to face at work and in their own
life. This will enable them to give an educated point of view. Employers like to know that applicants have thought about themselves and
their place in the world. They expect them to be able to work with a wide range of people – from all sort of cultures – and to treat them all
with courtesy and respect. Religious Education has a real part to play not only in terms of helping to prepare them for the world of work,
but also for life itself.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7
What does it mean to be religious?

Cosmology – How did the world get here?

How is Jesus’ life relevant today?

Buddhism – Can Buddhists stop suffering?

Hinduism – What is God like?

Narnia – How can beliefs be represented?

Sikhism – How do Sikhs express their faith?

Year 8

How does faith affect lives?

Belief in action: How does prejudice affect lives?

Islam – How do Muslims beliefs affect lives?

Life after death – How does LAD affect life on Earth?

How does Judaism affect lives today?

How do beliefs affect Human Rights?

Relationships and family – How can family affect lives?

Year 9

Can suffering be explained and stopped?

Good and evil – Can the Problem of evil be solved?

How should we treat criminals?

War and peace – Is war the answer?

Human ethics – what is human ethics?

How should we use wealth?

GCSE Start:

Hinduism - beliefs

Year 10

Hinduism – beliefs, teachings and practices

Human Rights and Social Justice

Christian beliefs and teachings

Families and relationships


War and peace

Crime and punishment


Year 11

Christian practices

Peace and conflict



Revision and Exams



Key Stage 3

An exciting subject that brings the world into the classroom. Students learn a variety of physical and human topics which will help them to
learn and address global issues. Students will adopt a variety of skills including presentation work, data interpretation, fieldwork and
drawing diagrams. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their
responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

Key Stage 4

Developing further into the subject students explore six key topics and complete a fieldwork based investigation following the AQA GCSE
Geography syllabus. The course topics is evenly split between human and physical Geography. Living with the physical environment covers a
range of natural processes, from natural hazards to unique landscapes and a close look at ecosystems around the world. Challenges in the
human environment looks at urban issues, the change of the economic world and challenges of resource management.
A local fieldtrip is also undertaken and data collected in the field is then used to analyse and interpret geographical information and then
applied to the knowledge and understanding covered in the content of the course. The final element of the course requires students to
study a pre-release booklet in preparation for evaluating a geographical issue.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7 Introduction to Geography and map skills Rivers Weather and Climate UK London Natural Resources Africa
Year 8 Tectonics Ecosystems Population Coasts Problem Planet Asia (Human and Physical)
Year 9 Global Snowball Urbanisation GCSE Skills Living World Living World / Challenge of resource management Challenge of resource management - UK resources
Year 10 Challenge of resource management Urban issues and challenges / human fieldwork Urban issues and challenges Physical landscapes of the UK Physical fieldwork / revision
Year 11 Natural Hazards Natural Hazards / mock exam Changing Economic World Changing Economic World / issue evaluation Revision


Key Stage 3

History fires pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It
helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps
them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.
Pupils develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. As they
develop their understanding of the nature of historical study, pupils ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and
analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to substantiate any arguments and judgements they make.

Key Stage 4

Pupils will study a broad range of topics both in breadth and depth. These include a British Thematic Study with Historic Environment:
Medicine in Britain c1250-present with The British Sector of the Western Front, a Period Study and British Depth Study: Superpower
relations and the Cold War & Anglo-Saxon and Norman England and a Modern Depth Study: Weimar and NAZI Germany.
The assessments are designed for students of all abilities with a mixture of short- and long-answer questions. Questions will focus on a
variety of historical areas, such as what happened, why things happened, the impact of key events, how far you agree with a view. Students
also analyse historical sources and come up with ideas for tackling an historical investigation.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7 Norman conquest Castles and crusades Medieval life Tudors English Civil War Who are the British?
Year 8 Agricultural revolution and Industrial revolution Empire and Slavery World studies: Early America and French revolution Chartism and suffragettes Independent project on either: Victorian everyday life, Explorers, Health in Britain Crime and punishment
Year 9 World War One Democracy and dictatorships World War Two Holocaust and Cold War GCSE course content begins: medicine in Britain Medicine in Britain
Year 10 Medicine In Britain Anglo Saxon and Norman England Weimar and Nazi Germany
Year 11 Weimar and Nazi Germany Superpower Relations and the Cold War Revision  

Travel and Tourism

Key Stage 4

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to learn about the leisure and tourism industries. The student will study the
products and services that are available to customers, gain an understanding into how the industry operates, they will learn about
employment opportunities, health and safety and customer service. The student will also study relevant data that will help them to
complete their examinations and coursework whilst learning about worldwide destinations and their cultures. They will also visit a number
of relevant leisure and tourism organisations

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 Unit 1 - The UK Travel and Tourism Sector Unit 2 UK Travel and Tourism Destinations  Revision - Unit 1 - The UK Travel and Tourism Sector Unit 2 UK Travel and Tourism Destinations 
Year 11 Unit 4 - International Travel and Tourism Destinations Unit 6 - The travel and Tourism Destinations Revision