Exploring the major world faiths prepares pupils to become global citizens. An understanding of faiths from different cultures and responding to questions frequently raised by the media ensure students gain an insight into the biggest cultural influence in the world.
Pupils begin the course with an introduction to philosophy and the nature of belief by investigating the existence of God. Throughout KS3 the Ethics and Philosophy department aim to provide a thorough understanding of the rich variety of beliefs associated with Buddhism and Islam. Students will reflect on the nature of Islam and the perceptions of its followers since global terrorist attacks. They will also investigate the teachings of Buddha and the influence this has had in the East.