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  • Y7 Ethics Class

Year 7, 8 and 9 Ethics

During Year 7 students study Animal Rights and Family Relationships.

Year 8 students engage in the study of Morals, The Ten Commandments and Prejudice and Discrimination.

Year 9 students embark on a detailed study of Life and Death to include Abortion, The Death Penalty and Euthanasia.

Year 9-11 GCSE Ethics

This course covers issues of local, national and global concern and placing them in a moral context. Diversity of views are a significant part of the human experience and this course will allow students to understand, evaluate and express views using reasoned arguments.

Skills Developed

Students will enhance their capacity and desire to make a positive contribution to debates and decisions in society. There is an expectation for extended writing with supporting evidence for opinions and views being given. Students need to be inquiring and critical and adopt a reflective approach to life's big issues.

Content

Paper 1: The beliefs, teachings and practices of two of the world's religions namely Christianity and Islam.

Paper 2: Students will study four themes and develop an awareness of different perspectives on them. This will involve topics such as abortion, euthanasia, animal experimentation, crime and punishment, discrimination human rights and poverty.  

Assessment

Assessment is 100% exam. The students will complete two papers both being 1 hour 45 minutes. This GCSE will be graded using the new 9-1 scale.