Ethics and Character education (Inc. Religious Education)

“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry or savour their songs”

Nelson Mandela

Curriculum Intent

Our Ethics and Character Education curriculum aims to promote British Values and community cohesion by teaching students how to live in a tolerant, multi faith society.

Studying this subject helps students to understand how the different cultures in today’s world have developed and the impact religious belief has on individuals and communities. Studying different world religions allows them to consider the different responses to some of life’s most difficult questions such as: Why is there war and poverty? Is there an afterlife?

Our intention is to provide students with opportunities to explore diversity of thought, develop their own informed opinions and evaluate different points of view enabling them to make a positive difference in society.

The curriculum also aims to develop students into becoming well-rounded and aware citizens who are equipped to cope with the challenges and changes in our modern society. The curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives.

Curriculum Content

Each department has carefully developed curriculum plans in line with our curriculum intent. The curriculum overview for each year group in this subject can be found below.

Ethics & Character

Health & Social Care

Citizenship

Sociology