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Philosophy and Ethics

Philosophy and Ethics

Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Introduce world religions
  • Explore how Sikh beliefs apply to the ethical issues facing us today.
  • Know and understand the festivals and ceremony and their significance within the faith.

ASSESSMENT

Topic-based end of unit written assessment

HOMEWORK

Sikhism research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 1.2
  • Explore the Buddhist faith.
  • Explore how Buddhist beliefs apply to the ethical issues facing us today.
  • Know and understand the Buddhist festivals and ceremonies and their significance within the faith.

ASSESSMENT

An assessment on the Wheel of Life.

HOMEWORK

Buddhism research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.1
  • Introduce Hinduism
  • Explore how Hindu beliefs apply to the ethical issues facing us today.
  • Know and understand the Hindu festivals and ceremony and their significance within the faith.

ASSESSMENT

Topic-based end of unit written assessment

HOMEWORK

Hinduism research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.2
  • Introduce Islam
  • Explore how Islamic beliefs apply to the ethical issues facing us today.
  • Know and understand Islamic festivals and ceremony and their significance within the faith.

ASSESSMENT

Topic-based end of unit written assessment

HOMEWORK

Islamic research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.1
  • Introduce Judaism
  • Explore how Jewish beliefs apply to the ethical issues facing us today.
  • Know and understand Jewish festivals and ceremony and their significance within the faith.

ASSESSMENT

Topic-based end of unit written assessment

HOMEWORK

Judaism research and presentation task

Term 3.2
  • Develop knowledge of the Christian faith
  • Explore how Christian beliefs apply to the ethical issues facing us today.
  • Know and understand Christian festivals and ceremony and their significance within the faith.

ASSESSMENT

Topic-based end of unit written assessment

HOMEWORK

Christianity research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Discuss the issues pertaining to animal rights in society.
  • Explore the similarities and differences between animals and humans.
  • Explore how animals are used at work and the arguments for and against.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Animal rights research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 1.2
  • Discuss arguments for and against the use of animals in sport.
  • Investigate the ethics of animal testing, looking at the arguments for and against. Vivisection versus epidemiology.
  • Explore religious attitudes towards the fur and ivory trades and animal rights.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Vivisection and epidemiology research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.1
  • Consider the various causes of crime in today's society.
  • Discuss the impact and effects of crime.
  • Explore the various types of punishment and their effectiveness.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Crime and punishment research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.2
  • Consider and debate the aims of punishment.
  • Debate the arguments for and against the use of the death penalty and its effectiveness as a deterrent.
  • Apply religious teachings to the subject of punishment - specifically the death penalty.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Crime and punishment research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.1
  • Understand the concept of the "Sanctity of Life".
  • Explore the issues raised by genetic engineering and its potential impact on humanity.
  • Debate the different types of cloning and the laws surrounding the issue.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Cloning and genetic engineering research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.2
  • Explore the concept of "Saviour Siblings".
  • Debate the arguments for and against the creation of saviour siblings.
  • Consider the questions of "quality of life versus sanctity of life".

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Saviour siblings research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand the difference between social, illegal and legal drugs.
  • Explore Christian and Buddhist attitudes to alcohol and drugs.
  • Evaluate the current legislation on different classes of drugs.

ASSESSMENT

Past AQA GCSE examination question

HOMEWORK

Research "Talk to Frank" website and write a review. Rate it for helpfulness, explanations and advice.

Term 1.2
  • Understand what can be done to help
    people addicted to drugs.
  • Explore the effectivness of treatments to
    help addicts.
  • Study religious teachings about addiction to drugs.

ASSESSMENT

AQA GCSE examination question

HOMEWORK

Drugs research and presentation task
Revision of key terms

Term 2.1
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  • Consider the various causes of crime in today's society.
  • Discuss the impact and effects of crime.
  • Explore the various types of punishment and their effectiveness.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based examination question

HOMEWORK

Crime and punishment research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.2
  • Consider and debate the aims of punishment.
  • Debate the arguments for and against the use of the death penalty and its effectiveness as a deterrent.
  • Apply religious teachings to the subject of punishment - specifically the death penalty.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Crime and punishment research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.1
  • Understand the concept of the "Sanctity of Life".
  • Explore the issues raised by genetic engineering and its potential impact on humanity.
  • Debate the different types of cloning and the laws surrounding the issue.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Cloning and genetic engineering research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.2
  • Explore the concept of "Saviour Siblings.
  • Debate the arguments for and against the creation of saviour siblings.
  • Consider the questions of "quality of life versus sanctity of life".

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Saviour siblings research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Investigate why some people are prejudiced and the effects it has on society
  • Explore the different types of prejudice and identify a case study
  • Understand what the meaning of each of the concepts tolerance, justice, harmony and the value of the individual

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Prejudice and discrimination research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 1.2
  • Study the work of key people and their fight against prejudice
  • Apply religious beliefs and teachings to the issue of prejudice and discrimination
  • Examine the various causes of crime in today's society

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Revision. Crime and punishment research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.1
  • Identify the different types of crime and understand what is meant by a 'religious offence'
  • Examine the aims of punishment
  • Debate the arguments for and against the use of the death penalty and its effectiveness as a deterrent

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Crime and punishment research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 2.2
  • Investigate different forms of punishment
  • Understand and apply religious responses to the aims of punishment
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of fertility treatment surrogacy

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Matters of Life research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.1
  • Debate the issues surrounding cloning and genetic engineering
  • Explore and understand the use of humans in experimentation
  • Explore the concept of "Saviour Siblings"
    Consider the questions of "quality of life versus sanctity of life"

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Revision. Matters of Life research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Term 3.2
  • Apply religious beliefs to the medical ethics issues we have studied in the 'Matters of Life' topic"
  • Explore religious beliefs about the origins of the world and understand the concept of stewardship
  • Explore what effects modern lifestyles have on the planet

ASSESSMENT

GCSE topic-based exam question

HOMEWORK

Revision. Planet Earth research and presentation task
Revise key terminology

Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Explore issues in the topic of Religion and early life.
  • Understand the legal situation with regard to abortion in UK.
  • Understand a range of religious responses to abortion.

ASSESSMENT

AQA GCSE assessment

HOMEWORK

Research task on alternatives to abortion.
Learning of key terms and meanings.

Term 1.2
  • Understand religious attitudes to the elderly and death.
  • Understand the legal situation with regard to euthanasia.
  • Understand the range of religious responses to end of life care.

ASSESSMENT

AQA GCSE assessment

HOMEWORK

Research the hospice movement

Term 2.1
  • Revise animal rights in preparation for exam.
  • Understand the range of religious views on the treatment of animals.
  • Understand the range of religious views on the use of animals in science and technological advances/ research.

ASSESSMENT

AQA GCSE assessment

HOMEWORK

Revise key terms and their meaning

Term 2.2
  • Revise topic of Religious attitudes to drugs and alcohol.
  • Understand the range of religious views to drug rehabilitation.
  • Understand religious teaching to social drugs.

ASSESSMENT

AQA GCSE assessment

HOMEWORK

Revise all key terms for all topics and know their meaning.

Term 3.1
  • Revise the content of all the GCSE topics.
  • Know the range of religious quotations in preparation for the exam.
  • Understand the range of religious views to all the topics in the syllabus.

ASSESSMENT

Timed practice papers

HOMEWORK

Revise all topics

Term 3.2

End of course