Ethics and Philosophy at KS3
Ethics and Philosophy at Key Stage 3 develops student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
At Langdon Academy, we want our students to develop the knowledge and skills with which to become informed, caring and responsible citizens. At Key Stage 3 we provide an engaging curriculum that develops their understanding of world faiths whilst developing valuable skills of enquiry and communication. The topics are rigorously assessed to ensure pupils are making progress in preparation for the next stage of their education at Key Stage 4, where they will all complete a full GCSE in RE.
When pupils join us in Year 7 they take part in a nationally recognised programme known as Philosophy for Children (P4C). Philosophy for Children is a creative way of bringing students together to explore philosophical matters. Students explore concepts such as privilege, poverty and kindness whilst engaging with a range of stimuli to develop their questioning skills.
Students study the global faiths of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. They begin by exploring festivals and religious founders. Students learn about putting faith and belief into practice when exploring religion in the local area by visiting places of worship. This focusses on the diversity of modern Britain and develops their understanding of the role of faith and belief in contemporary society. In Year 9 students explore topics such as Crime and Law, Relationships, Creation and Life issues where they apply the knowledge from different belief systems to contemporary issues.