Philosophy and Ethics aims to intrigue and enthuse students, whilst studying different religious views and beliefs. The course is divided into Philosophy and Ethics units, where we explore the key groundings for beliefs and how these are then put into practice in a practical sense. At Key Stage 3 we have a focus on the six major world religions, alongside a new religious movement unit to explore current trends and 'live philosophy.' We have a heavy focus on SMSC strands, looking to build on pupil's awareness of cultures and understanding of the world. At GCSE, pupils explore these concepts further, taking an interest in current news related to in-class topics and investigating the practicalities of the application of Philosophy to Ethics. Throughout the course, students will develop their ability to challenge preconceived ideas, express themselves and rationalise.