Pupils in all year groups have one lesson of Ethics a week, the aim of teaching pupils about ethics and the impact religion has on other ethnicities cultures, and individuals, is to remove the potential for ignorance and prejudice. Enabling our pupils to develop not only their sense of self, but to also inform and educate their views and opinions of others within the context of their immediate community but also as global citizens.
In KS3 they study a range of topics including life after death, forgiveness and retribution, good & evil, concern for the world & for others, human treatment of animals and prejudice & discrimination.
In KS4 pupils who are able follow a short course GCSE syllabus which covers topics on Relationships, Justice, Life & death and the world & its origins.
Others will continue to develop their basic knowledge of Ethics through short projects according to individual ability and interests. In addition each year group in the school will study a different one of the 6 major world religions each year.
The department has run a number of successful trips to places of religious significance, including Lincoln cathedral, a Hindu temple in London, a synagogue in Leicester and a Japanese Buddhist gardens near Newark and annually pupils are selected to attend the Diwali celebrations in Leicester.
In addition the department plans for a range of cross-curricular opportunities to take place throughout the school year designed to enhance pupils’ moral, spiritual and cultural development, encouraging all to become part of a global community. .