At KS3 Ethics and Philosophy will be split into 2 foci.
Focus 1: I lesson a week over the 2 week timetable: enquiry/theme based learning in line with Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus. Covering 5 major religions, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Covering the concepts of:
2. Expression and Celebration
3. Living and Belonging
4. The Search for Meaning and Purpose
Developing skills of Investigation, Interpretation, Analysis, Explanation, Synthesis, Reflection, Evaluation and Empathy.
Focus 2: 1 lesson week over the 2 week timetable will be current affairs based, reacting to events in the News.
Considering the overarching concepts of:
1. Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these)
2. Relationships (including different types and in different settings)
3. A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet)
4. Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings)
5. Diversity and equality (in all its forms)
6. Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)
7. Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)
8. Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including persuasion, bullying, negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)
9. Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)
Developing the core skills of:
• The intrapersonal skills required for self-management
• The interpersonal skills required for positive relationships in a wide variety of settings
• Skills of enquiry
Covering the core themes of:
Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world.