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Year 9 –  Philosophy and Ethics

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Religious Philosophy

●      Evil and Suffering
●      What is god like
●      Life after death
●      What is a miracle
●      Assessment

Prejudice and Discrimination

●      Equality

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Prejudice and Discrimination

●      definitions
●      Sexism
●      Laws
●      people who have fought prejudice
●      Hate Crime
●      FGM
●      Assessment

31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) Ethics

●      morality
●      relationships
●      sex before marriage
●      arranged marriage
●      Abortion
●      Abortion and religious beliefs
●      FGM
●      Debate?

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) Buddhism

●      Life of the Buddha
●      4 noble truths
●      Eightfold path
●      5 precepts
●      Animal rights – animals and food
●      Animals and work
●      Meditation
●      Assessment

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Hinduism

●        Introduction
●        Hindu gods
●        Hindu Traditions

6 (7 weeks) Matters of life

●      quality of life
●      fertility treatments
●      transfusions and transplants
●      designer babies
●      cloning

Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 10 – CORE Philosophy & Ethics 2017/2018

Course title: Philosophy and Ethics GCSE  
Subject Content:
Students will cover core content which fulfils the government’s requirement that all students have access to SMSC education (social, moral, spiritual and cultural). This will be covered in Y10 by two topics, ‘Drug Abuse’ and ‘World Poverty’. Students have one core ethics lesson every two weeks.

 

Half term Key content:
1 (7 weeks) Drug Abuse

●     Different types of drugs
●     Effects of legal drugs
●     Effects of illegal drugs
●     Reasons why some people take drugs

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Drug Abuse

●     Methods of reducing drug abuse
●     Drugs and the law
●     Religious attitudes to drug abuse
●     Assessment

3 (5 weeks) Drug Abuse

●     Recap

British Values

●     Hate Crime
●     FGM

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) World Poverty

●     Causes of world Poverty
●     How to measure poverty
●     Religious views on poverty
●     Justice stewardship and compassion

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) World Poverty

●     Trade
●     Fair trade
●     Reasons why religious believers help the poor

19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) World Poverty

●     Long term and short term aid
●     Sustainable development

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 10 – GCSE Philosophy & Ethics 2017/2018

Course title: Philosophy and Ethics GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8062
How will students be assessed?
At the end of the two year course, students will complete two 105 minute exams. Both exams are worth 50% of their final grade. There is no coursework.

The first exam is ‘Component One: The Study of Religions’. This will cover a range of religious beliefs and practices. These will include a comparison of Hindu and Christian ideas about God and gods or goddesses, the importance of pilgrimage and how it is performed, major festivals, and key texts.

The second exam is ‘Component Two: Thematic Studies’, in which various philosophical and ethical issues will be studied from the perspective of some of the major world religions as well as atheistic groups. These will include views on family life, marriage and relationships, the existence and nature of God, religious attitudes to war, peace and conflict, as well as issues surrounding crime and punishment.

 

Half term Key content: Year 1
1 (7 weeks) The Study of Religions:

●     Introduction to the Course and Paper 1
●     Christianity: Key Beliefs
●     Christianity: Salvation

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) The Study of Religions:

●     Christianity: Salvation (cont.)
●     Christianity: Worship and Festivals
●     Christianity: The Role of the Church

3 (5 weeks) The Study of Religions:

●     Hinduism: The Nature of God and Existence

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)  The Study of Religions:

●     Hinduism: The Nature of Human Life

 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) The Study of Religions:

●     Hinduism: Worship and Festivals

19th April Parents Evening

 

6 (7 weeks) The Study of Religions:

●     Hinduism: Lifestyle
●     Exam Preparation and Exam Week

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Half term Key content: Year 2
1 Thematic Studies:

Introduction to Paper 2

●     Relationships and Families

2 Thematic Studies:

●     The Existence of God and Revelation

3 Thematic Studies:

●     Mock exam preparation
●     Mock Exams

4 Thematic Studies:

●     Religion, Peace and Conflict
●     Religion, Crime and Punishment

5 Revision and exam practise: Both Papers

 

 

Year 11 – CORE Philosophy & Ethics 2017/2018

Course title: Philosophy and Ethics  

 

How will students be assessed?
Students will cover core content which fulfils the government’s requirement that all students have access to SMSC education (social, moral, spiritual and cultural). This was covered in Y10 by three topics, ‘Drug Abuse’, ‘Attitudes to the elderly and death’ and ‘World Poverty’. Students have one core ethics lesson every two weeks.

In Year 11  they will complete their final unit ‘attitudes to crime and punishment’.

 

Half term Key content:
1 (7 weeks) Religious attitudes to Crime and Punishment

●     An understanding of the religious beliefs about law and order
●     Concepts of right and wrong, conscience, duty and responsibility;
●     the debate about the causes of crime including social, environmental and psychological explanations
●     The different types of crimes, including against the person, property and the state and religious offences

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Religious attitudes to Crime and Punishment

●     The aims of punishment, defined as protection, retribution, deterrence, reformation, vindication and reparation
●     The appropriateness of different forms of punishment in achieving the aims of punishment, including: the handling of young offenders, the effects of imprisonment, the meaning and implications of life imprisonment, issues arising out of parole and early release,

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Religious attitudes to Crime and Punishment

●     The debate about the death penalty (capital punishment);
●     Alternatives to prison, including electronic tagging, probation, fines and community service

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Religious attitudes to Crime and Punishment

●     Debate about prison reform.
●     Assessment

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 11 GCSE Philosophy & Ethics

Course title: Philosophy and Ethics GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8063
How will students be assessed?
This is the second year of the course and will be focused on content for the second exam:

At the end of the two year course, students will complete two 105 minute exams. Both exams are worth 50% of their final grade. There is no coursework.

The first exam is ‘Component One: The Study of Religions’. This will cover a range of religious beliefs and practices. These will include a comparison of Hindu and Christian ideas about God and gods or goddesses, the importance of pilgrimage and how it is performed, major festivals, and key texts.

The second exam is ‘Component Two: Thematic Studies’, in which various philosophical and ethical issues will be studied from the perspective of some of the major world religions as well as atheistic groups.

These will include views on family life, marriage and relationships, the existence and nature of God, religious attitudes to war, peace and conflict, as well as issues surrounding crime and punishment.

 

Half term Key content:
1 (7 weeks) Thematic Studies: Christianity and Hinduism

 Introduction to Paper 2

●     Relationships and Families

 25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Thematic Studies: Christianity and Hinduism

●     The Existence of God and Revelation

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Thematic Studies: Christianity and Hinduism

●     Mock exam preparation
●     Mock Exams

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)  Thematic Studies: Christianity and Hinduism

●     Religion, Peace and Conflict
●     Religion, Crime and Punishment

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision and Exam Practise for both exams

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 

Year 12 – Philosophy & Ethics 2017/2018

Course title: Philosophy and Ethics A Level Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7062
How will students be assessed?
This is a reformed A Level course and as such, students will complete two 180 minute exams at the end of year 13. Both exams are worth 50% of their final grade. There is no coursework.

The first exam is ‘Philosophy of Religion and Ethics’. This will cover a range of classical philosophical questions, such as arguments for and against the existence of God, Evil and suffering, the nature of the self, death and the afterlife, and religious experience and authority.  It will also include the major philosophical approaches to ethics and the nature of right and wrong, the concepts of free will and responsibility, sexual and gender identity, and equality and tolerance.

The second exam is ‘Study of Religion and Dialogues’, in which students will apply these wider philosophical and ethical theories to a major world religion; Hinduism, and consider how this faith tackles these issues in practise today. The dialogues section of the paper will focus on how the concepts of religion, philosophy and ethics inform and challenge one another.

 

Half term Key content – Year 1
1 (7 weeks) Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

●     Introduction to the Course and Paper 1
●     Arguments for the Existence of God
●     Evil and Suffering

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

●     Religious Language
●     Religious Experience
●     Normative Ethical Theories

3 (5 weeks) Philosophy of Religion and Ethics/ Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Application of Ethical Theory

●     Introduction to Paper 2

1st Feb  Mock Exams

4 (6 weeks) Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Ultimate Reality

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6  March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Sources of Wisdom and Authority
●     Good Conduct and Moral Principles
●     Expressions of Religious Identity

6 (7 weeks) ●     Self, Death and Afterlife

●     Mock exam and Exam preparation

11th June Reports Open

27th June – 3rd July Exam Week

9th July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 

Half term Key content – Year 2
1 Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

●     Miracles
●     Self, Death and Afterlife
●     Meta-Ethics

2 Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

●     Free Will and Responsibility
●     Conscience
●     Bentham and Kant

3 Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Hinduism, Gender and Sexuality
●     Hinduism and Science

4 Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Hinduism and the Challenge of Secularisation
●     Hinduism, Migration and Religious Pluralism

5 Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     The Dialogue between Hinduism and Philosophy
●     The Dialogue between Hinduism and Ethics

 

 

Year 13 -Philosophy & Ethics 2017/2018

Course title: Philosophy and Ethics A Level Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7062
How will students be assessed?
This is a reformed A Level course and as such, students will complete two 180 minute exams at the end of year 13. Both exams are worth 50% of their final grade. There is no coursework.

The first exam is ‘Philosophy of Religion and Ethics’. This will cover a range of classical philosophical questions, such as arguments for and against the existence of God, Evil and suffering, the nature of the self, death and the afterlife, and religious experience and authority.  It will also include the major philosophical approaches to ethics and the nature of right and wrong, the concepts of free will and responsibility, sexual and gender identity, and equality and tolerance.

The second exam is ‘Study of Religion and Dialogues’, in which students will apply these wider philosophical and ethical theories to a major world religion; Hinduism, and consider how this faith tackles these issues in practise today. The dialogues section of the paper will focus on how the concepts of religion, philosophy and ethics inform and challenge one another.

 

Half term Key content – Year 2
1 (7 weeks) Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

●     Miracles
●     Religious Experience
●     Meta-Ethics

18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

●     Free Will and Responsibility
●     Conscience
●     Bentham and Kant
●     Good Conduct and Moral Principles

12 December Parents’ Evening

3 (5 weeks) Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Expressions of Religious Identity
●     Hinduism, Gender and Sexuality
●     Self, Death and Afterlife

1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

4 (6 weeks) Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     Hinduism and Science
●     Hinduism and the Challenge of Secularisation
●     Hinduism, Migration and Religious Pluralism

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Study of Religion and Dialogues

●     The Dialogue between Hinduism and Philosophy
●     The Dialogue between Hinduism and Ethics

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)