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Middlewich High School

Achievement for all

Philosophy & Ethics

"Creativity, Spirituality, Thinking, Beliefs, Ethics, Morals - a whole new dimension." 

Our Staff

Miss H M Thomas BTh (HoD)

Mrs S L Williams BA

INTRODUCTION

Our subject aims to broaden the horizons of our students and develop them personally, spiritually, emotionally and morally, to become a more open-minded and tolerant generation.

DEPARTMENT AIMS

  • To encourage an interest in philosophical studies.
  • To understand and tolerate different cultures and religion.
  • To respond to and encounter the study of religion in different ways.
  • To be aware of the wider community, locally and globally.

KEY STAGE 3

Pupils have the opportunity to study a variety of topics, all in accordance with the Cheshire Agreed Syllabus. During Key Stage 3 we teach elements of all 6 major world faiths as well as looking at topics such as "Social Justice" and "What Is Religion?" Lessons include a variety of different activities designed to build on pupils' self-confidence and allowing them to express their opinions and listen to those of others.

KEY STAGE 4

Students follow the OCR short course in Philosophy and Ethics (Option B). Pupils look at the following units with a particular emphasis on Christianity although other religious views and opinions are discussed:

  • Religion, Peace and Justice.
  • Religion and Human Relationships.
  • Death and the Afterlife.
  • Medical Ethics.

Students are given the opportunity to take part in much discussion work where they work on expressing not only their own opinions but putting forward the opinions of others, as well as completing a variety of written and group activities.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Year 10 are given the opportunity to take part in a Christian wedding down at the local church. Many Year 10 pupils are also involved in planning the day itself.