Philosophy, Theology and Ethics

The Philosophy, Theology and Ethics Department actively promotes the values of truth, justice and respect for all.  In Key Stage Three we aim to achieve this through a thematic approach; looking at philosophical and ethical issues and enabling students to explore the role of different groups within society.  This includes the major world religions as well as non-theistic groups.  In Years 9 to 11 students follow the OCR Religious Studies (Philosophy and Applied Ethics) GCSE.  This allows students to focus upon ultimate questions and ethical codes, giving them the opportunity to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and how these may impact upon individuals, communities and cultures.  This complies with the Devon Agreed Syllabus and provides a good basis for post-16 study.