The philosophy and ethics department at Walton appreciates that we live in a multi-faith society where tolerance and mutual respect between religious communities is extremely important. We strive for each student to gain an informed understanding of World Religions and place a strong emphasis on making philosophy, ethics and religion relevant to living in contemporary society. The philosophical and ethical themes that we cover encourage critical thinking and analytical skills as well as instilling confidence to form solid opinions on controversial and challenging issues.
Students will have regular unit assessments in class, usually one per unit. These will be formatively assessed by your teacher and your mark will be used to track your progress. You will also be set regular homework tasks. These could be extended pieces of writing, research tasks, producing artistic representations of your understanding or revision for tests in class.
At key stage 3 we follow the aims of the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus, which states that students should:
- Learn about religion and explore human experience.
- Learn from religion and respond to human experience.
- Philosophical Questions
- Where do we belong? Focus: Christianity
- What is sacred in Hinduism?
- What is sacred in Islam?
- Ethical thought and medical ethics
- Where do we belong? Focus: Judaism
- What is sacred in Buddhism?