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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Philosophy and Ethics

Department Staff


Ms S Anderson

Head of Philosophy and Ethics

Mr C Keates

Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics

Mrs G Llewellyn

Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics

Mrs F Rahman

Teacher of Psychology and Philiosophy and Ethics


Curriculum Overview


KS3-Topics include Religion and Art, Hinduism, Sikhism, project work, Evil, and suffering, Does God exist? Human Rights and Ethics, values and Religion.

KS4-**New for September 2016** OCR Religious Studies (1-9)- J625
Topics include a focus on the beliefs and practices of 2 world religions (Christianity- 75%  and Islam- 25%). This exam encourages a deeper study of Christianity looking at Philosophical and Ethical issues including ‘Relationships and Families’, ‘The Existence of God, ‘Religion, Peace, and Conflict’ and ‘Dialogue Within and Between Religious and Non-Religious Beliefs and Attitudes’.

It is an exciting new course which embraces new aspects of religious inquiry such as the study of multi-faith societies and secularism.

KS5- A Level Religious Studies OCR

Year 1: The study of Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Christian Thought- includes the study of ancient philosophical influences, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, euthanasia, business ethics, death and the afterlife, the person of Jesus and knowledge of God.

Year 2: the study of Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Christian Thought- includes the study of religious language, the nature and attributes of God, meta-ethical theories, sexual ethics, gender and society, gender and theology and Liberation theology and Karl Marx.

After school clubs or Activities:

Year 7 Philosophy and Ethics film club-Thursday lunchtimes in HU6

A level revision- Tuesdays 3pm-4pm in HU6

GCSE revision Thursdays 3pm-4pm after school in HU6

GCSE revision Friday lunchtimes in HU6

Year 10 and 11 Debate Club- Tuesday lunchtimes in HU6.